Another quick one from me this week - I've picked the last of the gooseberries and first of the blackberries. Unfortunately I've missed most of the blackcurrants, which is a shame as there were masses of juicy ones. But it looks like a good blackberry year, so I'm not going to be short of fruit over the winter.
More runner beans are coming along on the allotment and there's a load nearly ready at home too.
The courgettes are getting going. I've been freezing some by dicing them up, freezing flat and then bagging up. I got the idea from Mrs Thrift at Not Just Green Fingers blog, who always has good tips. She says you don't need to blanch them this way so I'm happy to give it a go - much less hassle.
I've had another white scallop marrow too, though the plant seems to have slowed a bit
The cucumbers and gherkins are rather prolific. I don't have time to make pickles at the moment so we're just eating them all as cukes.
They're nice to snack on
The greens are doing well, here's some chard
Curly kale. The plants of these and the Nero are quite small but as I've got quite a few they're producing lots of leaves between them.
More (self sown) chard
Greens are always a nice side dish to accompany a pie
I've blanched the majority of them though, packing into tubs for the freezer....the first year I've done this I think. I'll probably just add them into stews and curries throughout the winter.
The different tomato varieties are ripening now
A welcome summer addition to the good old sarnie (with purple basil again). If I get round to it I'll sow some more basil and lettuce to keep us in supply into the autumn.
That's me again for the week, thanks for reading. I'm linking in with Harvest Monday hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres