Silverbeet and summer storms

After the long dry spell we have been through my daughter in law phoned me on Friday evening and warned me that we could expect a severe storm the next day in Brisbane.

These summer storms can cause no end of damage so I visited the allotment first thing Saturday morning. The silverbeet was ready and I didn’t want it to get flattened so I filled the boot of the car and this is my booty. I laid the blue pen on the table beside the parsley to give you a perspective. Fortunately silverbeet is my favourite vegetable which is a good job when you see the mound I had to get through.

Silverbeet ready for blanching

I beat the storm by half an hour so when I returned home while the storm was raging I washed and chopped and blanched as I worked my way through the pile. It’s now in the freezer in little portions which is just great.

We are experiencing more stormy weather today and I’ve already been stuck out in one downpour this morning so I’m not sure how everything is faring over at the allotment. My summer crops are still quite small so the only problem now might be with the stakes I’ve put in place for the cucumbers. The arrangement is a bit Heath Robinson anyway as I used stakes and bits and pieces from around the farm – so fingers crossed.

Happy gardening.

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 17:41:14

    Rustic creations Jean Rustic Creations! We just made some incredibly rustic creations to hold up our new bean bed babies. I am really glad that you got your silverbeet harvested! I hope the rest of your summer babies are ok. I have tiny baby silverbeet just starting out in all different colours. I think I would cry if something flattened all of our hard work. I have my fingers crossed for you on the allotment…at least you won’t have to worry about watering for a while 😉

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Nov 18, 2012 @ 17:51:51

      Hi Fran. No hand watering for a long time I think! It’s thundering and lightening again as a fresh wave of storms come through. Lovely to hear about your baby silverbeet in the different colours. I do love silverbeet. If it’s still standing after these storms, I think I have to post a pic of my “rustic creation”. Nothing is wasted at the farm.

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      • narf77
        Nov 18, 2012 @ 17:55:47

        I LOVE rustic creations :). We are in the process of heading down to the riverbank to pick up driftwood that lands smack bang on our river front from around the corner of the river where it joins the sea. We are going to make our Christmas tree this year out of driftwood. Nothing is wasted on Serendipity Farm either 🙂 We just made a gate with only the new bolts to pay for. The rest we scrounged from the property 🙂 There is something very awesome about knowing how to make things yourself and then actually going ahead and doing it. Bravo for being a fellow rustic creationist (sounds like some sort of hippy cult! 😉 )

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