Free groceries arriving in the garden
These are some of the Brandywine beefsteak tomatoes in the greenhouse. An old fashioned variety and with a superb flavour
These are ordinary tomato size in a variety called Tigerella. They were recommended by a friend for their flavour, and they are very fine
and these are some of the numerous cherry type tomatoes, there are hundreds of these
All the tomatoes will be reddening soon. I may pinch some in a day or two and use them green. They have their own distinctive flavour then
this is the lettuce of a cut and come again type, just half a dozen plants here. It grows faster than I can eat it, which is great
These are the first of the runner beans, they will be ready in day or two, and then away we will go. I picked the first 3 courgette yesterday, so we will be having those often from now for several weeks. Once they start, they are like fire crackers, throwing them up
This is the Scrumptious apple tree, laden this year
and this is the pathetic patch of rhubarb. It should be a forest at this time of year, but as you can see, it isn’t!
I picked another nearly 2kg of cherries today. We have had quite a bit of rain here over the last week and it has split the skins of the fruit making them look rather manky. But no matter, I stoned them and cooked them gently for a few minutes and stirred some through thick Greek yoghurt and we will have some for breakfast. I may make a crumble with some of the rest. And the good ones will be eaten fresh.
I’m off to Bexhill tomorrow to spend the day with DD2. We’ll probably do a bit more to wedding invites, tour the charity shops and have a spot of lunch in a favourite Italian. Happy days.