- Dec 30, 2019
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Tomatoes, Potatoes, Chiles, and some mung beans... took care of some flowers.. watered all of them. Its all good..I just harvested my sweet corn. I dont have big freezer anymore so I cut the kernals off the cobs and bagged them before popping in my little freezer.
I love munching on these fresh off the plant but remembered to keep some back for next year.
Chamomile flowers are being routinely plucked every few days and dried in front of my open kitchen window. I dont like drying my herbs or flowers in the sun cos I think it ruins the essential oils in them, so try to keep them as cool as poss while they dry.
I love my bedtime chamomile tea.
Lemon Verbena, I pluck the older leaves to dry for alot of different uses and then when the new softer leaves grow out, these get plucked too and dried separately to add to my pot of tea.
Sometimes I just grab some leaves and rub them all over for that uplifting scent.
I like the older leaves to drop in the bath over winter and the younger leaves to add to my green tea.
My NZ heirloom peas- Whero, (no idea what that means and havent had a chance to find out yet), My trial of a dozen or so plants from seed that was almost too old yielded enough for a couple of meals or pea and ham soup with enough to plant out for a better crop next year, I have always wanted a yellow pea and was thrilled to find out that these dry out yellow. fresh, they look like any other green pea.
Little grandson and I have had a number of pleasant afternoons munching on the fresh peas as well.
My sole survivor cherry tomato has been growing out all over the path and giving me lovely sweet pear shaped toms that dont make it to the kitchen.
Plums- Hawera is a seedling of the Black Doris plum. I had to climb up onto my woodshed roof the get the last of these. My dog, Jack loves them as well.
The Louisa/Elephant heart plum has just about finished. These are just what you need on a hot summer day, so juicy and with no sour/tannin notes....only a few left on the tree.