The weather has been lovely the last few days, cold nights and sunny days, so we've been busy outside. Steve is still playing in the orchard, getting the last couple of trees in the ground, then bringing the turf he's dug out up to the house where I am planting it in front of the verandah. Finally the beginnings of goodbye to all the white sand that blows around.
I'm picking loads of greens at the moment. I let my lettuce go to seed last season, so I could save the seed, and some of it has blown around the place, so I go on lettuce hunts, they have sprung up in all sorts of nooks and crannies. Love freshly picked lettuce! Pak Choi, Joy Sum and Tat Soi are the asian greens I put in, and all have grown well. I don't use a huge amount, just for stir fries, but I share the asian greens with my hens, who devour them with gusto. My rocket plants grew like the wind, I love baby rocket leaves in salad, but now the plants are going to seed so I shall save some seed then the chooks can tuck into the old plants. I've spotted the first few baby turnips big enough to pull up for a meal, excellent.
The best thing, our favourite thing, is the start of the broccolini harvest. In the bowl is the central head, the first thing harvested off each plant. I chopped these up and froze them. Then from now on the plants send up tall, skinny side shoots, absolutely delicious tender stems and a small florette head. And it goes on for a couple of months I reckon. Good value.