Monday, 27 May 2019

Early Strawberries and Last of the Rainbow Chard

So its the long weekend and I have been resting up. In between resting up and lazing, I have also been pottering in the garden which is very higgledy piggledy, but it is coming along nicely or so it appears.  


Look what I harvested on Friday - early strawberries!  They were not perfect, but they were really sweet and tasty. 

We have potatoes growing.  I also have a number of climbing beans growing: green, purple and yellow, as well as runner beans and broad beans.  The yellow courgettes are also in the ground.  I also have rainbow chard to .  

I have also been eyeing up some future fruit such as gooseberries (above), blueberries (below), plums, apples and pears (below).

I also harvested the last of the overwintered rainbow chard, that went into a Chickpea Curry
I am sharing this blog post with Dave over at Happy Acres for Harvest Monday

8 comments:

  1. Oh the promise of berries to come. I learned this year that misshapen strawberries likely are due to cool temperatures when during blossom time. https://www.ediblegardens52.com/ediblegardens52/2019/4/17/misshapen-strawberries The chard is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Sue. Strawberries regardless of their shape, were still delicious - by the way, I did ty and come by to leave a comment on your blog but am struggling - sorry.

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  2. Homegrown strawberries are tasty, whether they are perfect or not!

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  3. Glad to hear your garden is coming along well. Never seen pears growing before - they don't seem that common. We have talked about a little apple tree in a pot one day when we have a bit of energy.

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    1. Thanks Johanna, every year our efforts to stay on top of it improves and this year, we are really doing well - thanks to D fixing the greenhouse in plenty of time. I hope you do get a apple tree for your garden, they do grow well in pots.

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  4. Ooo lucky you, my strawberries are still sad and green! I always think pears are so cute when they're still little on the tree :)

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    1. Thank you Susie. I hope your strawberries pick up. We have actually stuck in some new plants as the old ones were not producing much. And your right pears are kinda cute when titchy!!

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