So besides helping out at the shop for a couple of hours I did get my raspberry canes thinned out and plenty of raspberries harvested. In the process of doing this I found two enormous pumpkins which made me very happy. I also harvested some way too big gherkins which have gone straight in the compost bin as I couldn't find anywhere that I could do anything with them. I haven't been very successful with my gherkins so far as I keep missing them but thankfully there are still plenty forming on the plants...I will have pickled gherkins before the season is out!!
I harvested some babycorn which has been stripped and put in the fridge and will be used later in the week. I am keeping a beady eye on it this year as last year I let the cobs get too big and they started to pop which then makes them in-edible.
It finally looks like my sweetcorn is starting to cob up..YAY!! I of course harvested plenty more courgettes and marrows. I am going to make many things with the courgettes but the marrows I think I will just store as we do love our stuffed marrow.
Still not many tomatoes have turned, a few red cherry ones and that's it...I'm so glad I bought that lovely bag of plum tomatoes at the auction last week, at least I can make a few jars of pasta sauce!!
|The weekend harvest|
|These are lovely and sweet if left for a while in the greenhouse!|