Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Harvesting carrots... and a garden pest
Time for a spot of carrot harvesting in the Cottontails garden this weekend - much to the delight of the bunnies of course.
Along with normal carrots we have grown some special little Parmex Carrots - stumpy round ones. These especially appealed to baby Sylvain rabbit - it can be outfacing to a little bunny when the carrot is bigger than him.
The bunnies ate what they could but even rabbits have a carrot limit, so plenty have been washed, chopped, blanched and frozen for the winter.
Meanwhile, we have been a bit anxious about our purple prouting broccoli as something has been nibbling the leaves.
Finally got a glimpse of the culprit - this little insect here was spotted chomping away. A-ha! I thought Florimond bee was getting fatter!!
And finally here is Humphrey sandwiched between the basil and oregano. He is enjoying harvest very much.