Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria
Weather lovely here too at the moment . Although we have had showers and a nasty one last weekend it has been fairly nice for quite a while with just enough rain to keep things growing nicely. The only down side has been the temperatures which have just been a tad cool, so everything that is tender is still under wraps.
As for harvesting, I have harvested a bed of mint, lemon balm, chamomile, pineapple weed and some raspberry leaves. All dried and packed into containers. We have some pea pods and I nearly picked them until I remembered they are garden peas and not the sugar bon peas which are further behind and I got them specially for freezing and because I miss English garden peas. . So we are still eating Swiss chard, spinach, baby lettuces and various herbs for salads.
Looks like I will have more time next year to get going in the garden as I won't have as many units to do for my course and as long as the polytunnel survives the winter we will be able to start stuff in there
more pics; this time sunflowers and huge courgette/marrows
My courgettes are nearly as big as my little finger. I'm blaming this on my Northern latitude as we've had loads of really decent weather.
And the strawberry plants have given me enough strawberries to do our dessert tomorrow. Definitely small scale compare to you lot, but enough to make me a teeny bit smug.
I've just pulled some radish, what a disappointment! They are orange and taste dreadful. I've had no luck with those BBC Dig In seeds, the carrots didn't germinate at all, the radish is awful, the beans were eaten by slugs and the salad leaves never grew past 2cm. The only thing I had any luck with were the courgettes and they are not quite in flower yet.
I'll try that again!
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