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Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in December

Can’t believe that this is the twelfth Garden Bloggers Harvest Day that  Two Gardens have posted. Summer has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere and the gum boots, wheel barrows and garden spades are toiling along side these two happy gardeners. The year has flown with lessons learned – both good and imperfect – always with sincerity and good intentions. This month will show what we have lovingly added to the edible part of the garden.

Let’s see what can be harvested from Barbie’s Garden this month

The summer is finally here and the holidays will see me living in my garden. I can go with my basket and return with a variety of veggies. The berries are a disappointment, but this is because something beat me to it!  I have tons of lovely herbs and the summer fruits are showing signs of life.  Let me show you what I can harvest this month ….

A basket full of goodies – carrots, broccoli, beetroot and baby potatoes

[one_half]Lettuces main growing crop[/one_half]


Lots of Swiss Chard

My first successful chive harvest. I am collecting seeds now and through experience, now I know where to plant them.

I prefer growing red cabbage – looks great in the garden and on the table

Red onions – sweeter and not so sharp as white onions – great in salads

The same plant is now producing more chillies!


[one_third]Butter lettuce[/one_third]

[one_third_last]New tomatoes[/one_third_last]

 New additions ……

Here are my new additions – new lettuces (mine have bolted already!) coriander, parsley and cucumber (let’s try this again!)

A new brinjal plant – I have never tried this before – so I am excited to get this in the ground!

Herbs galore …..

[one_half]My favourite – sweet Basil[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Chamomile – love the tea it makes[/one_half_last]



What’s coming….

[one_half]A variety of squashes[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Tomatoes galore!!![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Figs looking good![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Potato harvesting soon[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Fennel seeds to harvest soon[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lemons ripening![/one_half_last]

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! It’s all about sharing our experiences, photographs, successes and failures as we “learn to grow”.

So prepare a post on your blog about what you harvested this past month, link up to us at The Gardening Blog and then, add your link to the Mr. Linky below so we can all visit your blog and “share in your harvest”. And leave us a comment! We LOVE hearing from you!

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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

14 replies on “Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in December”

So much growing- and it all looks so good! I’m impressed that you can grow carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and chillies (summer produce for me) alongside lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage (winter produce for me). You have such a green thumb! I have never heard of brinjal. I hope it does well for you.

Amazing to know there is harvesting going on somewhere in this beautiful world… my gardens are freezing here… brrr! Love your harvest pics… divine!

You do have so much to harvest. Interesting that you grow some crops in summer that I consider winter crops, eg the red cabbage. Everything looks delicious. Christina

Thank you for your post – I can imagine the winter season being one of little harvest – but the rest is as important as the bounty!! Enjoy the break!

I am jealous of all your vegetables. Right now I have kale, Swiss chard, and arugula, all from my spring planting still going. I also have various herbs including chives which I forget to use. Chives are perennial so I assume from what you are saying about seeds that you just want more. Or is it not perennial there?

I am new to chives so I guess they are perennial – love them. Great addition to any dish! I will also sow arugula – wow, great flavour for all salads!

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