Today I am sharing some of my harvest as well as what's making my garden radiate with colour.
Starting of with this sunflower...they are still growing....just not tall or big.D picked up these pot chillies a few weeks ago from the garden centre to give the garden additional colour. We did this last year and loved the colour they added to the battered galvanised animal feed trough we picked up last year.
I have not been good this year in using making the most of the plums, so no jams, chutneys with this them year, though I have made lots of plum cakes (some of which were taken into work) and a plum and chickpea curry!
We still have some courgettes, though they are beginning to dwindle now. In the same ground, I have some rainbow chard growing. I will share them next week when I hope to harvest some for dinner.
We had load of tomatoes to harvest, these are just some of them along with some raspberries and strawberries - yes, I am still getting strawberries, surprisingly.
I spotted a couple of pea pods too.
And plenty of rhubarb. I made a Rhubarb and Lentil Curry for my guests and they loved it.
We have some cooking apples, but not that many as most fell to the ground every time there was a gust of wind.The pears are hanging on though. I need to look for some pear recipes, so if anyone has some ideas, please do share - otherwise I will be preserving them in Star Anise Syrup again. I am hoping to pick them this weekend.
I am sharing this blog post with Dave over at Happy Acres who hosts Harvest Monday every week.