Thursday, 12 April 2012

Some harvest pictures

The grapes were a success! We picked several baskets full of different varieties of grapes. Ate a heap, gave a heap away, made wine.
The veggie garden produced well, and with the surplus I made a big batch of Sweet Mustard Pickles.
We are still picking yellow tomatoes. Sweet and juicy.
The root vegetables are still bountiful. Roast parsnips are probably our favourite.
We also picked a heap of apples at a neighbour's place. So we (the Gnomes) had a little apple pie competition. This is Berry Gnome's pie. Mine wasn't that pretty. Both were nice.Especially served up with a little decadent dollop of cream.


Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

My husband makes piccalilli (mustard pickle) but makes it outside as we can't stand the 'gases' that come off the boiling vinegar! Takes our breath away!

Veggie Gnome said...

Wow! Sounds like very potent stuff! Outdoor cooking is, however, a very good idea with a lot of recipes. :)

Mickle in NZ said...

Such happiness and yumminess from your garden. After the dodgy start you got an actual summer - I've given up waiting and moved onto winter growing.

The 10 little Wombok seedlings have been planted out and I have small results - patchy but results - from the chard seeds plus a single spinach seedling. I will persist!!!

Veggie Gnome said...

Mickle, yes, do persist! It's always worth it.
I always sow 'backup' seeds (more seeds than I really need)- just in case I have to plant another lot of seedlings. They are such tender little things, these seedlings, and it's a bad, bad world out there. :)