Sunday, 15 January 2012

A few more garden photos


In the 'Aztec' bed, the beans find the corn to be a supportive friend...

...while, down below, the pumpkins (Anna Swartz) enjoy the mottled light.

I was a little underwhelmed by the insipid colour of the rhubarb (although it is a vigorous grower), so what to do with a lime green stewed fruit?

Add elderberries.  That worked.


  1. Those photos are an advert for flying in-season vegetables all over the world to places where they're out-of-season....

  2. They all look healthy and delicious in that lovely sunshine.
    Now I'm thinking of apple and rhubard crumble with some double cream. :)
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. Do you ever force your rhubarb to stop it from going green?

  4. I used to munch rhubarb raw right from the garden. And, I've seen some folks add strawberries to their rhubarb pie.

    Elderberries...reminds me of the farm when I was a kid. They grew wild and grandpa made wine from them.
    And Mom made pies.

  5. What green fingers you have!

  6. I love photos of your garden. How wonderful to be growing your own produce. I have never seen elderberries growing. It looks like they grow a bit like grapes which is different to other berries. And I've never seen green rhubarb. What happened there. Perhaps not enough sun?

  7. Wow! That rhubarb is green...does it grow that way always down your way. How did that bunch weigh? (Sorry...I couldn't help myself when I saw all the ways...the only way missing is "whey"!!)

    Rhubarb grows very well here on the mountain where I live...but it's ruby red. It's good with apples added to it - also strawberries as the poster above suggested.

    I'm about to set up some foam boxes to act as planter boxes and I'm going to grow lettuce, spinach, bok choy and silverbeet in them. I just need to give myself a kick to get started...when the Aus Open is over!!

  8. We are harvesting lettuce and cherry tomatoes by the hands full lately as well.

  9. Glorious images! Now I wondr how you used those elderberries?

  10. Elderberries look wonderful - we were given some last year and adored them! Our "crimson red" rhubarb is pretty insipidly green as well...

  11. Hallo! Long time no comment.Just popped in to see whats new and behold! Lovely pics! BTW...what does one do with elderberries? I keep hearing that Monty Python bit in my head but I have no experience with them.

  12. so jealous. can't wait to get my hands back in the dirt! only 3 more months.

  13. oh gracious I'm LATE!
    THAT'S WINE on the stalk (and or preserves, but work the folley mill for seeds) But what is your secret?
    Giving it out?


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