Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Eating from the garden and allotment

Someone asked me the other day if we were eating from our garden and allotment yet this year.  I was about to say that it hadn't been a  very good year for home grown vegetables (which it hasn't) but then I stopped to think about what we are eating from the garden and allotment.  It is actually quite a good variety.

We have  been eating:

  • Potatoes and onions which the Under Gardener dug up a few weeks ago
  • Broad beans and peas, likewise harvested a few weeks ago and stored in the freezer
  • French beans
  • Zucchini/courgettes
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Beetroot
  • Radishes
  • Garlic
  • Various herbs
Soon there will be runner beans, string beans, more peas, more carrots, spinach, chard/silverbeet and pumpkins.  The Under Gardener is about to put in supplementary sowings of radish and spring onions, and I have come across some lettuce seeds which I'll pop into a small trough. And I think it might be time to start growing cress again.

We aren't being overwhelmed with any of the vegetables (fruit is a different matter!!!!) but we haven't had to buy much in the way of vegetables for several weeks now, unless we have particularly wanted something that we can't or don't grow ourselves.  There won't be much in the way of vegetables stored for the winter, but we're getting a steady supply for now.


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