Luscious ... fresh figs are a romantic alternative to rain-ruined strawberries.
In now Early-season pear varieties, such as Williams and the miniature Paradise, are being harvested. Williams ripens fast at room temperature, turning golden-skinned and sweet-fleshed. Paradise will be available only until the end of the month.
At their best Strawberries are disappointing after all the rain, so treat your valentine to figs instead.
best buy Floods have reduced the quantities of green beans available, but there are still plenty of Sydney-grown snake beans.
In the vegie patch Bok choy is quick and reliable in Sydney. Plant six seedlings every month, give regular water and liquid fertiliser and harvest three to six weeks after planting.