Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Photos of our harvest and growing update - we're in full swing!
I thought I'd take a snap shot of some of the things going on in the veg garden and veg plot. It's that really busy time of year when you don't really know if you or the weeds are in charge. One thing I wanted this year was more potatoes and so far, so good. We're harvesting the first earlies (swift variety) when we need them and the growing space is being turned over to squash, courgettes and the like. They are beautiful and I'm very impressed.
These salad blue variety, my 'out there' choice of the year are starting to flower and their flowers are blue too! They look lovely against the green leaves.
The bags were disappointing. Hardly a meal from 3 seed potatoes. Next year I'm trying a different method.
The tomatoes seem to be doing well though I'm worried no more flowers are appearing on those with fruit on already.
There's Jersey Devil for preserving
Marmande for BBQ burgers!
My outdoor variety
The aubergine is flowering
The cucumbers are too - I didn't appreciate how tall cucumbers grew!
At the weekend we harvested our first broad beans, more courgettes (first green), a yellow scallop, out first large tomato and a few strawberries. I took a mental note to go back and check for more strawberries, which we did last night.
Remember my skeletal brassicas? Well they seem to be fighting back. Despite the lack of leaves, we have some broccoli heads forming which may be stunted but I will take anything given I thought we have lost the lot. They're all coming at the same time despite planting a couple of weeks apart. I'll freeze them, as some seem to be wanting to go to seed.
Next year I am going to net and enviromesh the lot but it is a lot of money to fork out at once.