Buckets of tiny wild tomatoes, beans, zucchinis, carrots, leeks, beetroots, eggplants and capsicums all had to be harvested before the clean up could begin. We'll eat what we can of that and I'll work to preserve the excess in the coming days. Except for perhaps the eggplant. I think we are well and truly eggplanted-out this summer. We've harvested bucket loads of them, cooked with them, made yummy dip with them and given away bagfuls to anyone who will take them. I was quite happy to yank those plants out. We could do with a break. See you next summer eggplants!
I'm dreaming of peas now, mountains of sugar snaps, snow peas and perhaps some Massey Gem shelling peas. Oh, those things are pop-alicious, I can almost taste them already. They are our very favourite thing to grow, and a lack of frosts meant we could grow them most of last year. Somehow I'm not sure that will happen again this winter. I have a feeling the frosts might find their way back to us, so I'll plant an early crop we can hopefully harvest before the cold weather snaps.
OK autumn, you can come now! I think I'm ready.