Autumn is all about harvesting and storing for the winter. These are the ‘ringmaster’ onions I harvested before the weather turned damp. Their stems hadn’t died down but I’ve left them to dry on a tray on the verandah so they’ll be well aired and out of the rain. Some of them hadn’t formed a ‘neck’ so wouldn’t keep well. I made them into some French onion soup which was in keeping with the week’s French theme from the French Film Festival in Wellington.
I’ve picked some corn and stripped it from the cobs to freeze ‘free flow’ for using during the winter. Potatoes came out of their bags very clean – definitely easier than digging and very space efficient. Even without much watering they’d done well.
If you’ve been disappointed with your garden then come to plan next summer’s edible garden at HANDMADE 2014 over Queen’s Birthday weekend in Wellington on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June. I’ll also be teaching Sodas, syrups and spritzers and Drawstring backpack workshops. Hope to see you there.