This year is the first year we’ve really put our backs into growing veg. It’s a lot of effort, especially when growing from seed and it’s probably because we’ve not gone away so have been able to make daily adjustments to the watering, pricking, pruning and picking regimes that has led to such a bumper crop so far.
The first crops were the mange tout which included, to my surprise since the packet of seeds didn’t have a picture, included purple pods, followed by french beans and courgettes. There was some Swiss chard too. And lately custard marrows…
One courgette did get lost in the foliage and grew into a nearby shrub. Rather a marrow monster if one’s honest.
We’ve had a plentiful supply of gooseberries and while the rhubarb hasn’t warranted any applause (I move them in the autumn and they are taking a while to establish) the onions and potatoes are making up for any disappointment.
Shortly we will taste tomatoes and some late planted beets, followed by some sweetcorn and celery and possibly a cucumber that is beginning to develop.
All in all, rather pleasing.
He’s not really inclined to the vegetarian side of life…