It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted an update, and I could make several excuses as to why I haven’t made the time to keep you all informed. The busyness of the constant summer vegetable harvest, and the ongoing soil preparation and planting schedule. Not to mention the negotiation around sick or isolating family and staff. All things to keep me well and truly occupied. I’ve also been busy with making tomato paste, and pickling cucumbers and green tomatoes. I have plans to pickle some zucchinis, capsicums and chillies over the weekend too. As well turning some more of the tomatoes into passata.
The garden is overflowing with abundance at this time of year. The tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis are coming thick and fast. This year seems to be an excellent season for eggplant and capsicum. The chillies are also growing very strongly, as is the basil of which we have loads. We continue to develop the soil in our existing beds, as well as creating new beds to enable us to grow even more food. All the regular staple like the salad mix, lettuces, and micro greens continue to produce well.
This week I have added some paste tomatoes to the website, as well green tomatoes and cucumbers for pickling. If you’re keen to make pesto then there are some extra large bunches of basil available too.
Through all this madness I’ve managed to keep on top of most things (perhaps not all the weeds) and stay healthy. I guess eating a farm fresh seasonal diet really does help!
I’ll endeavour to post something further about my pickling efforts over the coming weekend.