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Overflowing with Produce


The preserving has begun
The blackboy peaches
Oh my goodness. I cannot cope with all the produce coming from the garden at the moment. The backboy peach has finally ripened - the problem with the peach is that it all ripens at once!! Last year we got 20 buckets full, I think there is more this year. So all my friends who normally come and get some - come please!! Anyone else near Kaiapoi that reads my blog and wants some, just contact me please.



Quince
I have preserved two buckets of peaches already, I have roast peach chutney in the oven as I type - I have adapted a recipe from my sister-in-law's book - Coromadel Flavour. 

I have beans that I have not been able to keep up with - but I just say that this is because they are next years seed (which they are going to be now! they were very prolific and very successful with germination).

The pears are huge and amazing cropping - the branches bending with the weight. Some of them look like they will be over .5kg each! I will weigh it when ripened.

Then onto the quinces - as usual so many on the tree that I have to giveaway as much as possible.

Rhubarb is crazy all year - the boys are happy getting rhubarb crumble for dessert (another way to get more fruit and vege into them). The zuchinni's have been given away for over a month now and still going.


The groaning pear tree
And then in a month it will be Feijoas - I am trying to do bottling or some preserving for an hour a day. The freezer is full. The shelves are groaning and we are still going!

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Comments

  1. Wow! What good looking produce! It all looks so yummy! Angie xo

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  2. Oh gosh, those peaches look gorgeous, wish I lived a lot closer to Kaiapoi!

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  3. Always happy to take some off your hands ;)

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    1. Hi Jess - come by anytime to get some. How many would you want. I might be your way on Thursday so could drop some off.

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  4. You are amazing! It all looks fantastic!

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    1. Hi Amy - yes I think a bit too busy at the moment. Felt a bit frazzled last night.

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  6. Wow! If only I lived closer and could take some of that off your hands. My husbands mom has a huge garden too and we always take bags and bags and bags full when we visit, it's the best.

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  7. I wonder why you are getting such a bumper harvest? I don't have any of these trees and Quince Jelly is my favourite preserve. I wish I had preserving skills like you. Our avocados are about to be picked and the limes, oranges and lemons are coming off in dribs and drabs. I am in northern NSW. Nice to find a non-quilty WiP in the list.

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    1. you are so lucky having avocado and citrus we can't grow them here. Every year my crops get bigger and I have to seriously prune the trees by a good third every fourth year or they just get too big.

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  8. Wow, so interesting to hear about your produce overload, we are still hanging on to winter here, and beans and peaches are a distant dream at the moment!

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    1. As I follow a lot of scandinavian and USA blogs I know what you mean. Normally I am drooling while the blogs have strawberries etc.

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