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Belated Harvest for Harvest Day

At last some red! It was worth being a few days late for the monthly Garden Bloggers Harvest Day so that I could add a pop of colour to my Harvest Day post! I get really envious when I see all the harvests that are full of colour and all I seem to produce is green … not that I don’t like green. In fact we do – a lot! But every month I show Basil and Mint, Basil and Mint. Basil and Mint! And occasionally some Lettuce, Coriander, mint and Basil!

Look how great it is I have actual red tomatoes at last! Edible, lovely tomatoes and we have also picked our first limes off the lime tree. I have wonderful garlic chives, coriander and plenty of huge Habanero and Jalapeño chilis.

Veggie Harvest Day in March

[one_half]Limes, tomatoes and chivesLimes, tomatoes and chives[/one_half]

[one_half_last]More tomatoes to comeMore tomatoes to come[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lots of chillis that are very bigLots of chillis that are very big[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lots of new seedlings growingLots of new seedlings growing[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The famous Mint, lots and lots of itThe famous Mint, lots and lots of it[/one_half]

[one_half_last]One of the veggie plantersOne of the veggie planters[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The wonderful limes!The wonderful limes![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Basil, basil and more basilBasil, basil and more basil[/one_half_last]

[one_half]And the Spearmint has pretty flowersAnd the Spearmint has pretty flowers[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The Lemon Grass is coming onThe Lemon Grass is coming on[/one_half_last]

It’s amazing to me the difference a few days can make in the veggie planters. From a meagre harvest on Sunday to a good harvest on Thursday. But I have so much Basil that I’m about to go and make Basil Pesto!

Happy Gardening

About Garden Bloggers Harvest Day

Please join us on the 5th of every month and show us what you’ve harvested. Whether you have a massive vegetable garden or grow a few herbs in pots or just pick a few peaches from a tree … we’d love to see! Its all about sharing our experiences, photographs, successes and failures as we “learn to grow”. See March Garden Bloggers Harvest Day.


By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

8 replies on “Belated Harvest for Harvest Day”

That is a fabulous basket of yummies!! The tomatoes are gorgeous and, yes – I love the red too!! I see you have borage growing. yeay! I love the edible flowers and the cucumber-tasting leaves are also a treat in any salad! Very healthy too! 🙂

It’s all so pretty and makes my mouth water! Wow,it looks like you have homemade salsa in your future or tasty fish tacos (if you eat fish). I love fish marinated in herbs and lime juice and then grilled. I would love to try limes this year. Were they particularly needy? Have you had your for a few years or is this the first?

Hi Andrea – this is my first lime harvest. I bought the tree last year and its been really easy. It is in a pot on my terrace – we water it twice a week and I feed it when I remember with seagro and/or Epsomn salts (because I read that you need to do that). Thats all! Its been really easy.

Christine, firstly I am a new reader of your fabulous blog! How do you get your basil looking so gorgeous. I have a huge snail problem… what can I do? I have tried a beer trap, but that only catches a few.

What I did with my basil is put the leaves and some olive oil in my cuisinart and mixed until it became a thick sauce texture. I poured the mixture in a gallon plastic bag, squeezed the air out, and sealed. Then I flattened the mixture out flat and put it in the freezer. I had fresh basil to put in sauces all winter and it takes up no room in the freezer.

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