Sunday, 14 July 2019

A mega harvest today !

 Such a lovely day to get busy. This end of the plot is a haven for Bees with all the flowers we grow, in fact flowers feature all over our plot. 
I was busy at the other end clearing lots of weeds and getting to the Damson so I could remove all leafcurl diseased branches, which we burnt.
This is the Goosberry bush, sadly it has suffered from swordfly attack. 
So we decided to harvest all the fruit and freeze it, so we can decide what to do with it later.
So here is the final crop, approx 9lb.   
Although we have already harvested some, Jo added a handful to Jumbleberry Jam she made, I'm hoping to make wine with some and even expriment with adding other fruit for wine too.
So time to dig up more early potatoes, these are Foremost and very tasy they are too.
 These are Pentland Javelin, also a nice early potato.
 These are our favorite, Charlotte. 
They are a waxy 2nd early but have a lovely flavour and cook really well.
Jo's been busy!
A trug full of Peas, Broad Beans & some French Beans too,
Here is the Cougette patch , there is Beetroot too & in the back the Leeks I put in a few weeks ago. 
So a bountiful harvest today: Cauliflowers, Potatoes, Peas, Beans, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Raspberries, Strawberries, Beetroot, Gooseberries & Sweet Pea flowers.
Yes a lovely day, we got lots done, weeding & harvesting. We had Cauliflower cheese, with New Potatoes, Peas & Beans for dinner tonight, only harvested this afternoon & very tasty it was too.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo.

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