Another month has flown by, and in the garden we are on the cusp of the busy season. Around here everyone says not to plant your tomatoes before Melbourne cup day, so October was all about getting ready for planting all the summer crops.
We have been picking artichokes galore, though when Country Boy and the kids were away for a week, the garden did get a little neglected, and some of the artichokes were too open by the time I got to them.
Our leeks continue to be good, and we are using them gradually.
The broad beans are prolific. We are getting 2 buckets full every other day. Needless to say they are part of nearly every meal. They are so sweet and yummy when freshly picked, though they take a lot of work to shell them all. Click here to see how we eat them.
We have been finishing off the last of the carrots, as well as spinach, kale and silver beet. Country Boy has been pickling beetroots for us to use instead of canned beetroot. Stay tuned for more on that. I have been meaning to write it up to share.
There is also a lot more clearing out of all the plants that have shot to seed – like always!
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