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My February Harvest

My February harvest is meagre … I’m almost embarrassed to show how little there is to harvest this month, but in the spirit of joining in with Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in February, here is what I’ve managed to “harvest” in the last month.

The two mint plants seem to be on a mission to take over my veggie planters. It’s a good thing that I have someone to take all the mint off my hands or I’d be drowning in mint right now. My new tomato plants have started to produce – I have the start of two tomatoes on one of them and my new Borage plant has its first flowers (thanks for gifting me the plant Barbie – I love the flowers!) and the seeds I planted are all sprouting. Now if only I could remember which are the radishes, which are the coriander and what was the third seed I planted?

Lettuce and two bags of mint ready for the restaurant …
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Lots of chillies harvested today …
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And all the rest …
[one_half]Lots of Mint, far too muchLots of Mint[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Cos lettuce still going strongCos lettuce still going strong[/one_half_last]

[one_half]I have plenty of hot ChillisHot Chillis[/one_half]

[one_half_last]And I can’t remember what these areAnd I can't remember what these are[/one_half_last]

What have you managed to harvest this month?

About Garden Bloggers Harvest Day

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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 …

7 replies on “My February Harvest”

Hi Christine! It may not be a lot but it all looks fantastic! Very healthy indeed! One thing you can do to determine radishes vs coriander is just rub your fingers slightly on top of the seedlings. The coriander should have the distinct smell of cilantro. They are the same.

Also, coincidentally, I just did a post on my February Edible garden but it is quite different than yours! If you get a chance check it out. I don’t think it’s what you’re looking for in your GBHD so I’ll refrain from adding it. 🙂

Harvest in February, that is alien to a northerner. Mint behaves the same here Christine, planted some in a border years ago, and in spite of supposedly eradicating it we can be sure to find traces of the plant come Summer.

Great to be able to harvest the flavourful leafy sorts – like mint! I wish mine would grow wild like that, just to get the smell of mint when I water the garden. How refreshing. I am enjoying the chilli too. I was never a hot fan, but now it is a common ingredient in dishes 🙂
Coriander has such a destinctive smell – just rub a leaf and you will find it!
Thanks for sharing!

Coriander is easy: the little leaves look the same as the adult leaves, or similar. Radishes have sort of hairy or prickly leaves that grow quite upright when young if I remember right.

You should take a photo of the seed packets next to the pots when you plant if you’re not going to use tags. I have to admit I do the same thing though, and just have to wait a few more weeks or longer until the plant identifies itself. 🙂

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