I have been soooo busy lately, my garden and in season pages are way out of date!! An end to the crazy busy is in sight, and I’m dreaming of a time when I can get a bit more inspired and creative with my blog. But meanwhile, just so’s the last In Season post is a late winter one, I thought I’d recycle last year’s, with some updates.
We’re eating broccoli and snow peas at just about every meal now, and started harvesting cauliflowers. We have silver beet and kale coming out our ears. I didn’t plant cabbage this year, as I had so much self-seeded chinese cabbage. This is the time of year to appreciate all the brassica family. Not too much longer now and keeping the cabbage moths off them will be too much of an effort. It’s also the time of year to make the most of spinach and silver beet. Those big green leaves need a lot of water!
The raddicchio are hearting. I realise I haven’t posted any recipes for them – something I’ll have to rectify! The peas and the broad beans are flowering and it won’t be long before I can start picking brussels sprouts. This is the peak of the season for leafy greens here, so there’s lettuces of several kinds, beautiful crisp green celery, lots of rocket, and as much of the leafy annual herbs - parsley, coriander, dill as we like. Asparagus is just about to start.
The citrus season is getting near the end, and the berry season not too far off. But we still have lots of lemons, the last of the mandarins, navel oranges,tangelos, grapefruit and the very last of the limes. Avocados are at the peak of their season round here, with several varieties all harvesting at once. Custard apples are in season, and the strawberries are flowering. We managed to salvage some bananas from the bush turkeys, but it’s probably just cruel to mention them!
Our macadamia nuts have finished but they are still picking them locally so I’m making the most of the last of the season.