"planted some brown onions, celery and spinach today, along with some cauliflower and cabbages last week
made up some tomato pasta sauce yesterday with what will nearly be the last of my tomatoes I think, and harvested the first eggplants and yellow…"
"me too. No problem about using them quickly, have already gone through most of my homegrown harvest and had to buy in extra supplies - pickled a jar of shallots with garlic in basalmic vinegar, can hardly wait for them to be ready to sample, another…"
"thanks for that, I ended up pulling them up last weekend as they were falling all over the place, they weren't brown but came up easily when I pulled them. They looked good and I hang them in the shed, better check on them. do I keep them…"
"Hope I'm not repeating myself - Windows update horned in and seems to have wiped my first attempt to answer !
Lifting any of the onion family before all leaves completely dry can cause rotting, even when hung up in an airy garage. I leave my…"
"I'd cut all the old leaves off and leave just a few green ones at the top, that way any diseased ones are removed, it lets light in to ripen the fruit, and all the plants efforts will go into the fruit."
Jo its fine if you can't make it, but if it is a case of not having transport then I'm sure that someone could give you a ride. Jude comes from henderson so she could possibly pick you up. Heck, you live in Glen Eden so I could even pick you up. Anyway if you need a ride just post a comment in the Waitakere forum.