The weather in the UK is sweltering and I have been spending quite a bit of time in the allotment garden plot in my shorts - mostly weeding, but delighting in what has been a better year for me in relation to vegetable gardening. I am getting there slowly and enjoying the fruits and vegetables of our labour.
Here is a glimpse of some edible colours in my garden
Heavily scented red roses - I am drying some to garnish homemade cakes.
A bowlful of red gooseberries.
Wild strawberries and traditional strawberries. Not enough to make strawberry jam, but plenty to enjoy with yogurt, cream or in a pie!
Rocket also known as arugula growing well in pots.
More Lettuce from the garden
Most of my broad beans got destroyed by black fly, I only managed to harvest a small pot. The potatoes were a bonus gift from last year and made for a lovely meal for two.
Rhubarb was the first vegetable we harvested from the garden and stalks have been shared with neighbours on our left and right side. I have also made a Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie and it was delicious. Blog post coming soon.
I am sharing this post with Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave over Our Happy Acres