Sunday 11 July 2021

Planting, Harvesting and Bees a plenty

A massive bunch of Sweetpeas, Jo said it was like she was a bride again walking home with this massive bouquet.
Broad Beans & Courgettes again! 
Another trug full of Peas, it took us an hour to pod, blanche & bag these ready to freeze. 

Tonight we had the cheapest meal so far:

Cauliflower Cheese, with Mangetout, Broad Beans & New Potatoes. 

All our own veg :)

I dug over this patch removed as many weeds including self seeded poppies as I could, added lime and planted 12 Romanesco Cauliflowers.
Dug over this patch too, as above. Planted 6 Brussel Sprouts.

Both netted to protect from birds, especially Pheasants we get on our plot, who are partial to young plants!

Today's harvest:

Rhubarb, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Courgette, Mint, Raspberries, Loganberries, Strawberries & Sweetpeas.

And finally the Bees, we have so many Poppies on our plot and they are full of nectar collecting Bees, this one (not a good photo sorry) had pollen sacks on its legs so full !

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo

Monday 5 July 2021

Harvest after Harvest

For the last few weeks, its gone a bit mad, everytime we visit there is so much to pick, dig or cut. 
2lb of Strawberries everytime!

So far, Jam & Ice Cream has been made and a handful on our breakfast too. 

Our plot is like a Poppy field with veg too!
Yet more Strawberries, Raspberries and Charlotte potatoes.
A trug full of Peas & Sweetpeas 
Blanched Peas ready for the freezer.
The sky darkened and rain was on its way so we headed home.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo.

Did someone once say 'what are we going to do with all these Courgettes' I think they wrote a book!