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Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in October

The days are now longer and this our tenth Garden Bloggers Harvest Day, the 5th day of October 2012 in the Southern Hemisphere.  Two Gardens are spending more and more time out doors! Spring showers are the order of the day, but the sun is warming the days and invigorating the growth of our plants.

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

The sowing of seeds has been done and I am patiently waiting for something to happen. I remember that last years harvest selection was all about herbs and that’s what I have to show this month.  Its all about herbs and salad greens, but let me show you what I can harvest so far ….

My red cabbages are looking healthy, but the slugs are causing some damage in the veggie patch.

[one_half]Cauliflower still needs to grow[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sage is a good companion plant here[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Edible Nasturtiums[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Origanum-agreat one for pasta sauces[/one_half_last]

Arugula (Sweet Rocket) has been a huge favourite in all my dishes. Now it is flowering and the flowers are also delicious.

[one_half]Potatoes in my new Tater Sacks[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Here again – a week later[/one_half_last]


[one_half_last]Two types of Thyme[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lemon Balm (Melissa) Great tea![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Well used Coriander[/one_half_last]

I keep some herbs close to the kitchen door for those quick seasoning needs! Sweet Basil, Thyme, Celery, Parsley and Spring Onions.

[one_half]Cos lettuce-one of my favourites[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Red Curly lettuce[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Oak leaf and Iceberg Lettuces[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Swiss Chard and Celery[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Beetroot-greens also edible[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Broad beans-abit ravaged[/one_half_last]

[one_third]My new arches[/one_third]
[one_third]Celery grows everywhere[/one_third]
[one_third_last]Love Chives[/one_third_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.

10 replies on “Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in October”

I’m very envious that I don’t have much of a garden anymore since my move into a more urban setting at least for the present I’m in an apartment. You have many of my favourites there especially the rocket lettuce.

I’ve never actually grown it but I can’t wait till I can move back to a more rural setting and I have all that to look forward too again. I was fairly basic and mostly grew flowers. But I did dabble with potatoes carrots and onions as well as tomatoes. I wasn’t exactly confident and stuck to fairly easy to grow crops.

But seeing so much veg which I love on your site has given me back the urge. I’m stuck where I am for another 6 months, but when my present contract ends, I can move out of the city and it will be time to follow your example and try a few other veggies other than the usual safe ones I did before.

I love fresh veg and when I was in France was introduced to home grown produce picked from the garden and eaten that day. It was only then I realized how much better it tastes when that fresh. Hurry up and end contract I want to get back to it as fast as I can.

Hi Jimmy – thank you so much for your comment. I tend to grow too much, I guess because I have the room, and I have a family that I can give my excess too 🙂
I love trying new things and you are so right – I find a few salad leaves – must be a variety of oak leaf, curly, red oak leaf, cos, butter lettuce, rocket, coriander, parsley & celery with olive oil and lemon juice and you have a 5 star meal. Flavour like no other. I can’t wait for my tomatoes – I don’t like paying for shop tomatoes, they are tasteless!
Lovely having you join the post. Stay in touch!

That red cabbage looks so delicious. I will have to add that to my garden next spring for I love the flavor in salads. You have so many healthy plants in your garden, and I love the way the potatoes are in the burlap sacks. Thanks for hosting!

Thank you – the Tater Sacks are a first time and so far – easy, good-looking and the potatoes love it! Trying sweet potatoes, but nothing yet!

Wow Barbie our gardens are paralleling each other in fall here and spring with you…herbs are growing and I am adding a whole bunch of perennial ones and then I have greens growing again now…beets and beans too. I will be harvesting the last potatoes, sweet potatoes and eggplant, this weekend. Your garden is wonderful.

Everything looks so fresh and happy! I was a little late getting my fall garden in, but I should have kale soon, with lots of greens to follow. Hoping for another mild winter!

Why don’t I see kale in your garden? It’s one of the best when it comes to nutrition and production, at least here. I have a volunteer lemon balm plant that I’ve just let grow for two years as I had no idea what to do with it. Tea? I may give that a try next year!

I was just thinking to grow kale – 🙂 I will definitely find some seeds. I know that Masterchef Australia (do you know this TV show?) use alot of kale & fennel. So I’m keen to give it a try! Tasty, hey?

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