Green Harvest

spinach plusOn Saturday I harvested greens from my garden to go into a quiche. The plan was to do a “before” and “after” photo showing the healthy greens and then the sumptuous quiche they became as it was pulled fresh from the oven. I forgot to take the quiche’s pic in all the pre-guest rush. Oh well, here’s the photo that’s more appropriate for a gardening blog anyway.

In this strainer are silverbeet (planted from seedlings 13 Nov 2010 and still producing), spinach (planted as seeds 12 March 2011 and just now in large enough quantities to be useful), rocket (planted with the spinach plus some seeds on 1 Dec 2010), parsley (from the 17 Feb seed planting), basil (from the last plant which went in as a seedling in Oct/Nov 2010), sage and oregano (both from my evergreen herb bed).

It’s winter but the greens are doing well. They grow much more slowly than in spring and summer but there’s significantly less loss due to the blasting sun. We’re getting plenty for our private use so I’m content.


About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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