Monday, 31 May 2010

Kumara out / Garlic in

On the weekend, I dug the kumara. The plants had got a little ratty on top, so I thought it was time to get them up, and see what had happened underneath.


It sounds silly, I know, but can you imagine my surprise when I found plump red kumara underneath? It was like finding buried treasure- I'm not sure I really expected there to be anything there!


We didn't get a huge yield, maybe 1 big, 2-3 fist sized and a couple of weeny ones per plant, I only had half a dozen plants, but the bucketful will keep us going for a couple of weeks.


And then I broke up the seed garlic, and planted that (in a different spot, I might add. I planted some mustard seed where the garlic had been.) The garlic was really photogenic!




I also did some much needed weeding, pulled out the beans and built a teepee around some self seeded sweetpeas. It was quite productive, and the blisters on my hands are evidence I haven't done any in a while!



  1. Wow you grew Kumara, thats impressive! Doesnt it need a lot of care and attention? Im planting garlic this week too. :)

  2. oooh, need to get my garlic in too.
    Pretty photos :)

  3. where are you jess, missing your blog reports.
    what are you up to?