Haddock's is now producing most of what we require. If we were veggies, we would be totally self-sufficient until about November.
At last our Tomatoes are producing plenty of delicious healthy-sized fruits, so my preserving campaign will soon start again. As usual we have a surfeit of Peppers and Aubergines, so I shall preserve them in Tomato sauce. These are our staple preserves for winter, and are used in Curries, Stews, Tagines, etc.
We also have Peaches, Maize, Apples, and Figs (just starting), as well as all the leafy winter greens.
Everything seems to have come so late this year. After an early flourish, it'll be September before we have our real glut. A strange year.
Your veggies looks good and i think it will taste good since it is home yield.ReplyDelete
The thing that tastes totally different are the Tomatoes; there's no comparison with shop-bought. Most other vegs are simply fresher and closer to the kitchen.Delete
Sun-warmed peaches and tomatoes - delicious -especially home grown ones.ReplyDelete
I love this time of year!
It's when all the 'hard work' is rewarded.Delete
When did you become a vegetable grower? At some point you must have been too busy in you life painting to do a garden.ReplyDelete
I've always loved growing vegs. I use it as a retreat from painting. Ten minutes crazy painting, then half an hour weeding, etc.Delete
Does Lady M garden or is that your domain?ReplyDelete
She just moans that I haven't grown enough beans, or carrots. She's quite good at picking strawberries.Delete
I have my tomato glut - quite a lot are split right round not sure why - overwatering?ReplyDelete
Mine are just about to become a nuisance. Lots and lots of big perfect fruits, all coming at the same time. I shall be very busy quite soon.Delete
We've just picked another ton of tomatoes this morning. Paul is making more batches of tomato soup and sauce for the freezer.Delete
Do you ever bring salt with you Cro and eat a tomato straight off the plant? That beautiful tomato wouldn't have made it to the table!ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
I need a garden shed. I would keep wine, beer, salt, pepper, a glass, and a plate in it. I'll have to make plans.Delete
Yes a shed! Aesthically pleasing one? What makes a good looking shed?Delete
And a designated knife.Delete
It would have to have a pleasing roof and pinnacle, otherwise just reasonably roomy.Delete
The knife is already there.
...and a sofa for a nap! XDelete
Yes, a strange year, but looking around, seems to be a very productive one.ReplyDelete
It all comes right in the end; it always does.Delete
It all looks good especially those homegrown sweetcorn.ReplyDelete
The sweetcorn is for lunch in a couple of hours' time.Delete
Do you grow your own sweetcorn or are they from the farmer's field?Delete
Both; these three were from the field (still a bit young), but I do have some growing at Haddock's. They were nice, but need another week maybe.Delete
I'll wait a week then before I go thievin'.Delete
Scrumpin'. Not the same!Delete
How wonderful! Enjoy your harvest!ReplyDelete
They are now all eaten.Delete
i can not remember the taste of "real" tomato.ReplyDelete
If I could only grow one thing it would be a Tomato plant; preferably of the Marmande type.Delete
An easy late summer breakfast. Brown some bacon. Drain, add some tomatoes and peppers. All proportions to your liking. Serve on top of toasted bread or buns. Happy eating.ReplyDelete
Fried tomatoes with bacon on toast is a dish made in heaven. Now is the season too.Delete
Do you can the peppers the "regular" way, or do you use a pressure type of canner? I've never canned peppers (or eggplant, but I'm not a big fan), but many many tomatoes. -JennReplyDelete
I use the Le Parfait, Familia Weiss, jars with sealing capsules and screw tops. I cook up what ever mix I'm using Toms, Peppers, and Aubergines for example), fill the jars, then sterilise for one hour. The jars keep for at least two years.Delete
I am green with envy at all that produce Cro.ReplyDelete
We're lucky with the climate here; not hot enough for many exotic fruits, but warm enough to grow everything without too much worry.Delete
I join your praise of the sun ripened tomato. I have started visiting a farmers market every three days so that I can always find tomatoes at peak ripeness, without being over-ripe. As you say, this might continue well into September.ReplyDelete
Best wishes and happy harvesting.
The Tomato variety I grew this year is 'Supersteak', and each fruit is now weighing a minimum of 400 gms. They are both huge and delicious.Delete