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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

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These are ordinary tomato size in a variety called Tigerella. They were recommended by a friend for their flavour, and they are very fine

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and these are some of the numerous cherry type tomatoes, there are hundreds of these

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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

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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

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This is the Scrumptious apple tree, laden this year

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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!

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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.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Lesley

    Thank you! I get a great deal of pleasure from veggie growing

  2. Donna Scott

    Your veggies look awesome!

  3. Tracey & Lesley

    Your vegs look lovely, I’ve got alot of flowers on my toms, but n toms as yet. Runner beans are getting there slowly, but again no beans. The only thing doing well is the rhubarb!

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