The ‘hungry gap’ was traditionally the time of year when you’d run out of stores from the summer, used up all the winter produce and the spring vegetables hadn’t yet started producing. In Wellington at least it’s less of a problem as we don’t get a prolonged freeze. I picked rhubarb, leeks, spring onions, turnips, fennel, lettuce, parsley, carrots, chives, coriander, mint and silverbeet yesterday. Most of it I sowed in February.
Don’t delay booking on a workshop as they’re filling up quickly in October. The Spring seed sowing session for Ohariu Valley residents and their friends is on Friday 12 October 2012 6-7.30pm. One place left on the fresh food garden course on Saturday 6 October 2012.
I made some surprisingly hot beetroot relish to go with beef burgers. It also went well with roast pumpkin and feta fritters for breakfast. Chooks are laying well so chive mayonnaise was marvellous with a salmon tail and spinach from the tunnel house.