- An early summer mix of rain and heat has been a mixed blessing. The crops are looking good and we are coming home after a visit to the allotment with some lovely produce. I have grown lots of leafy veg and find it can use this daily in omelette so, sauces and salads.
These went into a gorgeous frittatta which was so tasty now my go to quick meal.
The mixed blessing is that the weeds are as healthy as the crops 😣 we are trying valiantly to keep up. I think a full day at the weekend will hopefully make good headway. Luckily the onions are nearly ready to pull up and that large patch will be easier to weed and plant more crops in.
in February I had pruned our red current bushes as read this was the best way to encourage more fruit. Last year I was laughing with debby as I had less than a handful and was a bit heart broken 😕. My lesson! Pruning back hard works well. We can’t keep up with the picking. We have such crops of them I am looking for lots of different recipes.
Everyone always laughs at their own glut of courgent especially and I love mine as I manage to get them into every known sauce to man. Lol. Plus the normal fritters which we love.
A good cropper of strawberries from the allotment where they are growing up through the brick paths have been put towards jam. We didn’t bother with strawbs but they have just grown from previous runners we missed. It’s been easier to put them in pots at home as I don’t get to the allotment every day. We always grow vegetables in the garden as well as the allotment as a back up and that works well.
We have gone for corn this year and it seems to be doing well as we have ‘ears’ on each one. ( must update photos ) it’s quite a good size now and am really chuffed with it. It’s a basic yellow corn as that is my absolute favourite. I just love this time of year. Cabbage doing well. Lots of chard ready and kale, beetroots are swelling and the squash are ready. ….what more could you want.