Apologies for not posting any blogs for the last seven or eight weeks. What with holidays, visitors and the vegetable garden, I’ve just not got around to writing much. I must admit that the vegetable garden is somewhat of an obsession, and at this time of year it is almost a full-time job.

We are busy havesting fruit to eat and for the freezer, jams and preserves. Raspberries, strawberries, loganberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, redcurrents, blackcurrents, josterberries, cherries are all in full production now. Apricots should be ready soon, then peaches, pears, blackberries, damsons, greengages, Victoria plums, and apples.

We harvest a range of vegetables every day of the year, especially salads, herbs, and leafy greens like kale and chard. We’ve had a huge crop of field beans this year. Here are a few photos of the vegetable garden, all taken this morning, on Tuesday 4th July 2023.

Runner Beans flowering well!
Courgettes and Squashes growing on a compost heap, with the squashes climbing up a mesh fence. We are harvesting the courgettes already, and squashes forming nicely: one can be seen in the centre of the picture.
Apricots ripening over tomatoes, peppers, chillis, aubergines, and just undersown with winter salads and carrots. Rhubarb outside the greenhouse.

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