• Brae Farm Weekly Notes for the Kitchen – October 27, 2023

    Hi Everyone,


    I could use some help picking the fruiting crops like peas and broad beans this week, if one of the chefs has a spare hour on Tuesday, but I’ll be fine if not.


    Peas will be peaking over the next few weeks, I would expect about a full plastic container twice a week. They are making less new green growth though, so I don’t think we’ll be able to do such a large quantity of pea tips again.


    The strawberries are looking really good, but I think will continue in fairly modest quantities until we get some warmer weather. There is enough there for a small Saturday pick this week if someone wants to harvest them.


    I’ve planted a very generous succession of Tokyo turnips for the next two weeks, so we’ll have enough for extras  if you can use them.


    The Geraldton wax is starting to get over-harvested, if it’s possible to give it a rest.


    The mini mak daikon are getting to their full size, if you’d like to use them larger. We also have some babies in the pipeline.


    We can start doing a light harvest from the new rhubarb patch but I’d like to cap it at 2 bunches a week until they’re a bit more established please. By December we should be able to bump that up.


    Thanks! Jo
    Jodie Lawson – Brae Head Gardener