Hey it's been good this week. The weather warmed up and we've had some rain too, to get things growing. It started a bit slow but here's most (but not all) of the harvests, in order through the week, starting on Tuesday....
|Sleepy clown. The dwarf French beans are on their way out, this was the last of my pickings for the year.|
|Blackberries are running down. Eyebrows are hazel nut windfalls.|
|The gherkins have put on another spurt.|
|My first ever little calabrese harvest (two spears!). The little leaves are vine leaves for the gherkin pickle making. Also the first load of plums.|
|I've been foraging elderberries to make jelly|
|Back garden beans and parsley seeds|
|Hmm not sure what happened with this photo! Second big bowl of plums and a lonely bean.|
|Back garden harvest, beans and toms. Still lots of beans to come and we have a new fridge freezer arriving later this week so at last I can start preserving more! Our current freezer only has two drawers|
|Plum chutney being made...now only have to wait a few weeks for it to mature|
|I tried my third lot of pickled (fermented) gherkins...the upper gherkins in the jar had gone all soft, I'm not sure why, I think I made them in the same way. They didn't smell any different either....just hoping the rest of my million jars don't go the same way.|
But to end on a positive, I made a plum cake (see previous post) that turned out well, yippee! Recipe from Shaheen at Allotment 2 Kitchen.