So far I've harvested over 2kg of broad beans from my (under) 1m x 2m raised beds. Probably still have another 1kg that I should be able to harvest.
Not sure if this is considered a high yield or not, but I'm very happy with it.
This lot (in the photo) is getting frozen so I have a treat later on in the year.
To add, I'm always excited about growing garlic, but this year I'm extra excited. This is the first time in 3 years I've been able to grow the garlic in decent sized beds. Life circumstances & moving twice meant I had to grow them in pots for a couple of years, and the harvest wasn't as good.
Am hoping I'll get enough to bulk up what I can save to sow in autumn, save to eat myself over the next year, AND give some away too!
Oats Recipe Thread (1/?) — Intro
The recipes for Muesli, Granola, and Oatmeal were developed by my mom and myself and were originally published in this form in our local newspaper (I omitted the intro text with me shilling for the farmers market). The Whole Grain Sourdough Pancakes recipe has been heavily modified from the Sunset Cook Book of Breads by myself over the past six months.
These template recipes are very customizable and substitution-friendly, so have fun.
I went out gathering today, with the goal of making something from my findings that I can eat on winter solstice.
So it'll be jam - saskatoonberry, Oregon grape, thimbleberry, trailing blackberry, elderflower, pineappleweed, rose petals, Stachys cooleyae flowers. Surprisingly no queen Anne's lace. And umeboshi, from underripe ornamental red-leaf plums (Prunus cerasifera) with some yarrow flowers thrown in for a flavor experiment.
My 'Lord Leicester' variety tall peas are doing really well in their containers despite the best efforts of slugs and snails.
And they taste *superb*. Definitely growing these again.
I mean, I don't know what they are like cooked, because I keep eating them raw, straight from the pods. But I don't think of this as a significant problem.
Instant pot split pea rice recipe for future reference #vegan
About half an onion
A big clove of garlic
1 t thyme
1 t sage
0.5 t turmeric
1.5 c brown rice
0.5 c split peas
About 2.75 c water
Little over 1 t better than bouillon
Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
Sauteed the onion and garlic, added everything else before the nutritional yeast, pressure cooked 22 minutes, waited 10 more minutes to open, stirred in some nutritional yeast at the end