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Harvest Monday – August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014

The balcony/community garden harvests keep trickling in, interrupted by days of far too much fruit from somewhere else…





My first time growing broccoli wasn’t all that successful (first the plants got half-eaten by a hare and then I almost forgot to harvest them – should have done that a couple of days earlier) and these “balcony-sized” short carrots didn’t really impress me either.


Apples from one of my work-neighbours…




I’ve been very grateful for the apple peeler/slicer thingy my mother got me for my birthday this year. Even if I doesn’t work perfectly for irregularly-shaped, somewhat damaged apples, it still made it easier to fill the dehydrator.


Some ingredients for Sunday’s pasta salad – I didn’t get a picture of the finished salad, because I got distracted by taking pictures of Squirrel, my almost-nephew (he is my best friend’s son, and since she is an only child, and we’ve been best friends for 20+ years, I’ve become his honorary aunt. And so of course he is the most adorable baby in the history of babies.) Yes, Sunday was a lovely day, spent at a local lake with best friend and Squirrel, my mother and the Clown Brother and not enough of that pasta salad…

No, no dreaming about the lake now. Instead I will say thank you to Daphne for always hosting Harvest Monday, and wander off to my bed and my book…


2 Comments leave one →
  1. daphnegould permalink
    August 12, 2014 01:08

    Those apples are a lovely gift. And I’m not a fan of short carrots either. Too much work to clean up in the kitchen. My last garden had clay soil so I couldn’t grow really long ones, but the stubby ones just didn’t do it for me.

    • August 12, 2014 06:39

      It’s not the work that bothers me, but that it’s not an optimal use of space, since they’re not using the whole depth of the container.

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