Haddock's is almost filled to capacity. There is just one corner left for a third row of 'Contender' French Beans.
It's at this stage when everything starts to over produce. With the Beans already starting, I can see that we shall soon have excess. I've tried freezing them in the past, but they don't freeze well. Lady Magnon always asks for plenty of beans; then we become inundated. We can only eat so many!
We're now harvesting Courgettes, Peppers, Beans Onions, Perpetual Spinach, Potatoes, and Salads. We'll also soon be eating Tomatoes, Aubergines, and other Peppers.
There are also Cherries, Tayberries, and Black/Red Currents. It is amazing how much food can be grown on such a small plot.
Some clever person observed that 'Gardens require water; mostly in the form of perspiration'. We'll soon be needing some of the other sort; it's very hot and dry here.
This was our very favourite Cumin flavoured 'Compost fry-up' that was created with yesterday's harvest (above). A vegetarian dream.
The most recent addition to Haddock's is the Brighton Seagull (top left). Yes, it's wings rotate when the wind blows. Kitsch, or what!
Your garden is fabulous. What are the stakes with pots on them for ? They look wonderful in the garden.ReplyDelete
The "compost" fry-up looks so good.
cheers, parsnip and thehamish
The posts are holding up the Tomato plants, the pots are so I don't get poked in the eye.Delete
The compost fry-up is SO GOOD! Just lots of mixed veg', plenty of olive oil, and a teaspoon of ground Cumin.Delete
Your harvest from the small plot is indeed amazing. I love kitsch, garden gnomes and poverty snails hidden under the greenery so you seagull is just my cup of tea.ReplyDelete
How about a few blue beads to keep away the evil eye?
Just my own presence keeps away all evil eyes.Delete
The seagull is cute and I like the pots, is Peter Rabbit hiding there under the lettuce?ReplyDelete
I hope not or he might become lettuce-flavoured Rabbit stew.Delete
Can't you blanch and then freeze the beans?ReplyDelete
I might do a few bags, but they never taste very good.Delete
Good gardening Cro. If I lived in the vicinity I would be down to beg, buy or steal some of your excess produce.ReplyDelete
Well, maybe not steal. when I think about it.
If you lived in the vicinity, you'd be welcome to what ever you wanted. I hate waste.Delete
Try looking on E-bay for a small flash freezer. They can cope with soft fruit and are what commercial folk use.ReplyDelete
Sounds interesting; I'' have a look. Thanks.Delete
I found that frozen beans were only good for soup. Your diet will certainly contain plenty of roughage that's for sure.ReplyDelete
I've never liked the frozen. They become a totally different vegetable.Delete
I feel an overwhelming desire, after reading your post two or three times, to eat a nice juicy steak.ReplyDelete
I'm just back from shopping, and guess what I bought?Delete
Look; just be grateful I'm not writing about public toilets.Delete
Haddocks looks wonderful, Cro. I know that this is your happiest time of the year. All your hard work is producing an adundance.ReplyDelete
I have a few early tomatoes and my herbs are doing well. The rest won't be ready till mid and late July. Then I will have to figure out what to do with it all. I am grateful for friends who like to eat vegetables.
I love this time of year, just when everything starts to produce. My Tomatoes and Aubergines are a little slow, but everything else is flourishing.Delete
Green with envy (pun intended)ReplyDelete
I'm even envious of myself. It's lovely to have such a selection for my daily meals.Delete
"Overproduce"---hahahah. A euphemism for over planting. Over planting, however, is a standby of gardening, to get a little something when a crop isn't over the top. There is no happy medium to the art.ReplyDelete
I've reduced the size of my plot this year by creating four small plots intercepted by narrow paths. Even so I'm already managing to find bowls filled with produce in the kitchen. One can only eat so much!Delete
I see your old knife is still in useReplyDelete
Never without it.Delete
Love it all, Cro. I'm partial to a bit of kitsch in the garden. I have a metal brightly painted donkey wedged on a branch part way up a tree. :)ReplyDelete