My Garden ~ what a difference two days can make

What a difference two days can make in the garden in 90% humidity, sticky nor’-easterly wind and rainy weather. We went away for the weekend and returned to find beans, plums, mini-cabbages, spring onions, zucchini and strawberries all demanding to be picked.

1st-of-the-xmas-plums.jpg Wilson’s Early – “Christmas Plum” ripens early in December. A small fruit with yellow-red skin. The flesh is yellow and juicy. It’s partly self-fertile but I planted it near the Omega plum tree just to be sure about cross-pollination. This tree doesn’t grow too large so is ideal for my orchard situation.

freshly-picked-from-the-garden.jpg Freshly picked bush beans, spring onion, cabbage, zucchini and a variety of chinese cabbage are the basis of stir fried vegetables for tea tonight. I’ll toss freshly grated ginger through.

We’ll have the stir-fry with Pork Spare Ribs which are grilling as I write. They have been marinaded (no particular recipe – I just used ingredients at hand) made from freshly made plum puree, garlic, pepper and olive oil and tossed in sesame seeds.

3 thoughts on “My Garden ~ what a difference two days can make

  1. Oh, vegetables fresh from the garden sound so good right now. Those tomatoes look so colorful and healthy.

    I remember back when you said you would have fruit and vegetables for Christmas, it seemed unbelievable to me. But, the proof is in the pictures.

    Everything looks delicious!

  2. My father used to pride himself on always growing enough peas, beans and new potatoes to pick to go with the roast lamb or turkey Chirstmas lunch for our family of six as well as all the cousinsm Aunties and Uncles. I hope to do him proud. As always, Christmas-time for us also means plums, strawberries and raspberries.

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