June is my favourite month at Haddock's. Expectation is in the air, and everything is full of promise.
We are already eating Courgettes, Onions, and Calabrese, and the ripening of all other crops is just around the corner.
These are the Portuguese Tomatoes which, of all the varieties I planted this year, seem to be doing the best.
My old faithful 'Contender' beans are ready (see below).
And the Peppers (several types) are not far off.
I love this Perpetual Spinach. It will continue to feed us until about March 2019. I'll probably put in a second row.
This is the first crop from a Black Hamburg grape vine that I planted three years ago. I counted about 10 bunches. I can hardly wait to taste them.
And lastly the flowers on my Butternut Squash plants.
All is good. The Aubergines are in flower, and we have Cabbages and Caulis. Once again some of my Tomato plants don't look too happy, but I'm getting used to that. You can't have everything!
Beans for supper.
Wow, Cro! All of your vegetable plants look so healthy and vibrant. Your diet must be full of vitamins and minerals and goodness!ReplyDelete
Well done, as always!
All the hard work is now paying-off. It's lovely to be able to just visit the garden for supper.Delete
So beautiful and they must taste fabulous.ReplyDelete
Mostly it's the Tomatoes that taste so good. After winter I'd almost forgotten the real taste of a Tomato.Delete
Nothing comes for nothing - well done on your hard work! Your vegetables look wonderful.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
Lots of Courgettes and Beans at the moment, but the rest won't be long.Delete
Well you certainly get your '5 a day' and presumably organic too.ReplyDelete
Absolutely! There are only two reasons why I grow my own; I know what's in the ground, etc, and the ease of access.Delete
I have a Patty pan coming along nicely and also a courgette - both in gro-bags.ReplyDelete
I grew Patty Pans once, and didn't really know what to do with them. I think eventually we just stuffed them.Delete
Magnifique! What variety, colours. You've got a garden of superfood.ReplyDelete
I love it. It's a pleasure going there every day. Can't wait for the big Toms to start ripening.Delete
That all looks very good.ReplyDelete
It's commin' along!Delete
Cro... looking good!ReplyDelete
If some of you tomatoes are not looking happy, some of the varieties... especially Oxheart / Coeur de boeuf and their descendents.... look as though they are going to die, no matter what you do... apparently, according to Terry Marshall, a professional tomato grower and researcher, it is all down to breeding. So long as their leaves are nice and turgid when young, they all ways provide a good crop.
Yes lots of yellowing leaves. It does look as if the 'Portuguese' are going to perform the best; probably because they are non F1 hybrids. I shall definitely save the seeds for next year.Delete
Everything looks so good, the taste must be wonderful too.ReplyDelete
The new fresh Beans are particularly good.Delete
Everything looks delicious and in it’s prime ! I know it all tastes wonderful .... a friend gave me courgettes and rocket the other day. Home grown fruit and veg for lunch and a dip in the pool .... nothing better ! XXXXReplyDelete
That's it J; the simple life, but perfect.Delete
Wonderful results so far in your garden. Those first few meals of your own produce taste perfect, don't they! Do you think you won't get many tomatoes this year? -JennReplyDelete
The plants are already yellowing at the bottom, and that's not a good sign. But, as I said above, the 'Portuguese' ones are looking good, as are the Cherry Toms, so we won't go without. I'm just hoping I have enough for all my conserves.Delete
It's wonderful to grow things from scratch, reaping what you sowed. No doubt why I so enjoyed both being pregnant with the Angel and him blooming into the grown man he is now.ReplyDelete
I can't eat him. But he is a delight.
I'd not thought of childbirth in that way. An interesting 'crop'.Delete
Your garden is really coming aloThis is the second year I have grown butternut squash because I saw how well it grew here. My plants are starting to flower. I am trying cantaloupe this year.ReplyDelete
Butternuts always do well here, and I usually end-up with a barrow load. Ours last till about March.Delete
Well done Cro!! Do you use any unusual fertilizer? There are so many choices and so many here have a lot of chemicals it's hard to choose.ReplyDelete
I only use home-made Compost. I'd like to get a good load or cow or horse manure, but it's not easy.Delete
Well done Cro, the spinach looks good. What variety is it? We are a bit behind with our cooler start to the growing season. We have been enjoying cauliflower, peas and beans. Waiting impatiently for tomatoes.ReplyDelete