Our garden has produced plenty of fruits and vegetables this year! I planned on putting together a quick blogpost with a collection of harvest photos that I have posted on Instagram the last couple of months. When looking up the photos of vegetables and fruits, it turns out I posted quite a few pics from our 2015 harvest! It’s quite the collection. And I don’t even take a pic of every harvest from the garden 😉
This is the evolution of the cabbages, from seeding – seedlings – to harvest!
An overview of the fruits:
And other things grown in our garden:
- most pumpkins DO need a couple of square meters. so do not squeeze another plant in there, they will be too close together!
- 3 courgette plants (zucchinis) produces way more zucchinis than the two of us can handle 😀
- cauliflower and romanescu are the more difficult cabbages. Brussels sprouts, red and savoy cabbage are relatively easy, kale is very easy to grow.
- thin the carrots in time, when they are still very small, or even, don’t seed them so close
- seed less leafy vegetables. Although we love our salads, we do not eat buckets full of them, and one can only make that much lettuce soup!
- I want more sweet corn!
- find something to keep the mice (?) from eating the pea seeds. I love you darlings, and I don’t mind sharing, but it’s no fun if you take all my pea seedlings (my 3rd attempt was more or less succesful).
- keep an eye on the fennel to harvest it in time! Otherwise you end up with one hard chewy stem.
How do we keep and store all these vegetables? Some are of course eaten right a way, others go in the freezer, we also do a lot of canning (the old fashioned way – with weck jars) and the potatoes and nuts are just stored in our cellar! And yes, our cellar is pretty well stocked, you can take a peek into it in this short video HERE.
I plan to write a blogpost with some generals tips about canning (wecking) in the upcoming months!