Winter 'greens' are now being eaten. There are plenty to choose from, amongst which are Chard, Kale (2 types), Perpetual Spinach, and Cavolo Nero.
We still have plenty of Peppers, Aubergines, Tomatoes, and Chillies.
Bottling is now finished, so plenty of Spanish Caldo de tomate y patata con pimenton dulce (tomato and potato soup) is appearing in our lunchtime soup bowls. Delicious.
All doing well, and plenty of fresh Figs to enjoy whilst weeding.
Autumn is starting-off quite nicely; if a tad cold. The only down side being no mushrooms.
You can't have it all, but you can hope!
That chard looks good. Shame about the mushrooms, still time yet though.ReplyDelete
There could be some next week, but it all looks too dry.Delete
No leeks? I have only grown psb this year, it is standing about 5ft tall at the moment and has had to be supported by stout sticks. Of course it won't start producing till next March - a long time to wait.ReplyDelete
My Leeks tend to stay small... no idea why. Our PSB plants are very big this year too. I'm expecting a very good Spring crop.Delete
Every time i see your garden i say to my self it's time for me to start my own here, but i never do it.ReplyDelete
I was watching a programme about food in Israel (Tel Aviv) yesterday. Very interesting, and very cosmopolitan.Delete
I just haven't taken to Kale although I did have an excellent crop last year.ReplyDelete
It's certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Personally I love its earthy green-ness; I feel as if it's doing me good at every mouthful.Delete
After returning from his walk the farmer took Tess for her late afternoon walk round the fields while I got his tea ready. He arrived home with one very large, very fresh and pink mushroom - he had it added to his fried potatoes and said it was delicious. Your garden looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
I found two field mushrooms this morning; I left them in situ.Delete
I like my life. It is not like yours at all. Funny how we are blog mates. I just get what I can from farm gates and eat to survive without plan. If I touched a wild mushroom it would no doubt be the deadliest in the universeReplyDelete
I don't grow my own stuff for any back-slapping reason; I just like to have it handy. I do like my grub!Delete
If I were ever to move to a location that allowed me to have a garden, I would want to ask you for lots of advice. You are able to get such great results from your garden, season by season.ReplyDelete
When you began this garden, did you rely on past experience, advice from friends and neighbors, or even advice from books or the web?
Frances, ever since I was small I've grown things. We've always had reasonably large gardens, and I always had my own little plot. I started with radishes and potatoes, and went on from there.Delete
Thank you so much. I appreciate your reply. Still hoping for a garden of my own, when I can manage to wrench myself away from city life.Delete
Our Kitchen Garden is nearly empty now. We still have Runner Beans, Goji and Rasperries and Apple's.That's all. I want to improve our clay soil before spring. I wish I had your enormous garden Cro. Marion xReplyDelete
My soil is just about right. Water drains away quite quickly (which for here is a problem), but I prefer that to heavy digging.Delete
I have quite a few things jn for winter and have grown chard for the first time. What do you do with the stems?ReplyDelete
I decided this year to NOT throw the stems on the compost. The best use I've found for them is to cut them into 3 inch long strips, boil for a while until soft-ish, then fry them in garlic butter. I did put some into soup but found that the earthy flavour came out too much.Delete