Saturday, 14 November 2015

Sauerkraut, veggies and a thought for the day

Can't believe it's been a month since my last post. Plenty happening over at the allotments. We've just had the AGM at Beelarong Community Farm where I have my allotment and I've been elected Secretary of the committee. It's great to have the opportunity to share in the running of the farm.

I've started doing workshops at the farm on making sauerkraut. We do lots of preserving of our harvests, jams and pickles, but I'm taking a big interest in fermenting. Sauerkraut is probably the easiest thing to start with and that's why I want to share it with others at the farm.  Here is my first workshop, great fun, shredded cabbage flying everywhere !

I've picked lots of cherry tomatoes. The fruit fly seem to leave them alone.

My lone Italian kale, Cavalo Nero, has kept me in kale for months now.  I harvest a leaf at a time and chop it into my veggie soups.  Despite the weather warming up it is still going strong. Mind you, it has been the most cosseted plant in Brisbane receiving regular liquid feeds and drinks of diluted worm juice.

Silverbeet (or chard as it is also called) is up there with my all time favourite vegetables and my little bed of plants is prolific. I cannot eat it fast enough, even after sharing the spoils I still have enough to blanch and freeze.

And finally. Here is the thought for the day from my favourite little cushion.

Happy Gardening.

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