There was a large amount of it so one night I made an Asian style slaw with it chopped up a bit and then last night I used the remainder in a rocket & basil pesto. I often make pesto and just chuck in whatever green leaves I can find in the fridge. Last night’s pesto contained the following:
- 1 cup basil leaves & stems
- 2 cups rocket
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- salt to taste
I don’t usually add parmesan to the pesto mix. I prefer to add it to my pasta later on.
Aside from the rocket, nothing happened in the patch.
I did start a to-do list, though:
- Get dirt for new garden bed
- Trim hedges around patch
- Dig over compost
- Tidy up dry stacked bricks
Ask neighbour’s gardener where I should plant my lemon tree
- Research pumpkin varieties to plant in new garden bed
- Plant purple carrot seeds in front left bed
So, I did ask the neighbour’s gardener about the lemon tree. It seems the frosts are a bit of a problem up here, he suggested a full-sun position with the protection of a building. I was hoping he would say in the veggie patch up next to the hedge would be okay. Nope. He said right at my back deck would be ideal.
I need to weigh up my love of citrus with my aesthetic ideals. Maybe I need to get a second lemon tree for balance….
Any of you guys able to help me out with item #6?