Posts Tagged ‘olives’

Changing the olive water

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Something we probably don’t do often enough. Luckily the olives are quite forgiving during the pickling process.
5.5L of brine wasn’t enough! Decent crop this year.

2011 olives finally in jars!

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It’s been a very busy year and that has meant that olives have had to take second place. Today, with the 2012 harvest ripening before our eyes, the 2011 crop had to be jarred to make room! 11 big jars, one very big one and a tiddler. Last year’s crop was very tasty indeed so I’m expecting great things! They’re desalting now in a weak vinegar solution. The pan in the background is the cooling brine for tomorrow’s harvest.

Garden highlights

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This season’s stars, other than beans, are olives, tomatoes, and sunflowers. The garlic has been struggling though and our basil is still stunted. Will try mulching the basil in case it’s a water thing but the garlic is a lost cause, sadly.

Not tiny olives but…

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FLOWERS! Even nicer – olive flowers seem to disappear even faster than cherry blossom so nice to catch these.

Teeny tiny olives

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Our olives are just starting to appear-just as we’re about to start eating last year’s crop. Love the sight of these little beauties on the tree.

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