Around this time of the year, I do pick a few garden produce. This year, inspired by blog posts about small planting areas, I used more shallow wooden containers for growing coriander, lettuce, and potatoes.
There are only seven lettuce plants but the yield is enough for a family of three. (My first-born lives away from home).
As for my potato plants, they did very well and I was happy with the growth. Tender potato leaves taste good added to other vegetables and fried. In the photo below, I’ve added some to fried potatoes.
Even the ubiquitous dal gets a makeover with the addition of spinach and coriander. The spinach seeds were given to me by Anita of Red Ripe Tomatoes.
This year I didn’t take the trouble of sowing tomato seeds. Re-seeders spring up every year and I thought I’d give them a chance too. I’m not disappointed.
The picture of the potato plants was taken last month. The other day these were what I dug up. The bigger ones went into making two different dishes and the tiny ones were fried and relished! Next year, I might be blessed with a better harvest. There’s still a pile of wood that can be made into shallow planters…..