12 August, 2009
Today I picked and ate a good bunch of asparagus for lunch. Brilliant.
At the weekend I planted peas and Jersey Bennes and dug in the winter lupins. Thought it was time to replace the woody herbs in the herb garden (they’re 5 years old) so I bought some sage and thyme. I’ll leave the rosemary in there.
Also picked the few daffodils that are growing and stuck them in a vase. I should be a florist.
29 July, 2009
It’s been a cold winter this year. But when I was out in the garden at the weekend I noticed some signs of life:
- The daffodils are flowering. My favourites.
- We ate the first of the spring onions at the weekend. Small but tasty.
- Asparagus tips are poking their way out of the soil. A sure sign.
- I spotted a bumble bee feeding from the rosemary flowers.
I’m pleased with the NZ spinach though (Tetragonia tetragonioides or kōkihi) – it’s survived multiple days of frost and seems to still be growing.
Not strictly grown by me, but I was struggling for photos; this is lemon curd and persimmon scones.
The persimmon scones were brilliant, recipe from here.
21 January, 2009
Beetroot and a green dinner, including NZ spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides or kōkihi), scallopini, asparagus, mint and basil.