Saturday, February 12, 2011

Eating our harvest!

When we moved to our house in the Western Cape we were blessed with a large garden. This is great as with three active kids you definitely need one.

One of the first things we did was plant Cape Honeysuckle along the fence line as there was only grass. I love plants and flowers. The Cape Honeysuckle attracts the Malachite Sunbird which is exquisite!

Our next project was planting a vegetable patch.

We now have the veggy patch and we have planted leeks, onions, clumping onions, eggplants and
lettuce in between our hedge plants.

We have harvested over 8 kg of jam tomatoes, an endless supply of swiss chard, beetroot, leeks, which I have frozen for soup, and green peppers, which I have frozen and given away. We have eggplants coming out of our ears.
The grapes that we are eating off of the vines, that were here when we moved in, are amazing.

Tonight Greg has made mushroom soup with the field mushrooms we have harvested out of our garden and the leeks that are also home grown!

Yum Yum!

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