Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Many Marrows

Marrows are plentiful in my home this month, so much so that I have given some away, mostly to family who have been more accepting of them than neighbours who have said 'Thank you, but no thank you'.
We also have some windfall cooking apples (not pictured).  Its the first year, our apple tree is giving us any at all, but the plum tree this year is not plentiful.  

I don't want to grumble, we still have plums - but I don't think I will be giving many of them away this year.  Also a number of them, when I have cut them open to use in cake have been black.  So come this weekend, I will be making more Cinnamon Plum Jam.
I had planned  to show off some of my homegrown tomatoes, but I am afraid we ate them pretty quick over the weekend in three different dishes. I hope to share some next week, or the week after, but in the meantime here is a view from my conservatory window.  Isn't it splendid?!.  
We picked up this battered galvanised animal feed trough from a second hand furniture shop when we went to  Hereford last month.  My husband was eager to use it, and potted up some chili plants that we picked up from a garden centre at a reasonable price.  If your interested follow this link to have a gander at whats in my conservatory space, an extension of my kitchen.

I  am sharing this post with  Harvest Monday (yes, I know its Tuesday today) which is hosted by Dave over Our Happy Acres.  

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful marrows, they're the workhorses of the garden. It's too bad about the plums, but it's wonderful that your apples are producing at last.

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    1. Thank you Phuong. I think I may need to peel and freeze the apples, as little as it is I cannot keep up with the produce from the garden. Your too right about the marrows.

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  2. People actually refused these? Can be used steamed, in raw salads and in hot or cold soups or stews, no? I hope you and D are keeping well.

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    1. Yes, they did indeed. We are well, looking forward to a long lazy w/e

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  3. good luck with cutting open those plums - hope you get some lovely plum jam - and glad you have family to share your marrows with (I have neighbours who don't like to accept much in the way of baking and it makes me a bit sad sometimes)

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    1. Thanks Johanna. w/e is to be spent in the kitchen.

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  4. The animal feed trough sounds like a great find! I've been planting flowers in an old wheelbarrow I got many years ago. It's good you have marrows to give away. We got enough for ourselves this year but not many extras.

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    1. Dave, it was and someone had already drilled holes in them too for the water to drain out. I had a wheelbarrow many years ago when we had the allotment plot, they can be very effective.

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  5. I can't believe anyone would turn down a free marrow - I'd have happily snapped them up! As always, your garden is full of exciting delights.

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    1. Joey, they have indeed. Listen, if you were around, you'd be welcome to more than just marrows. We have raspberries coming now too,

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  6. Love the chili arrangement with the rudbeckia!

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    1. Thank you, yes makes us smile - though together now quite right

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  7. WOW! Now THAT is some produce! Fresh! HUGE! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer, hope your well.

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  8. Your conservatory view is beautiful. What a great yield of produce. You have lucky family and neighbours!

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    1. So good to hear from you Kari. some days I think I am lucky too.

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