Thursday 29 June 2017

A fruitful year.

So I went to the allotment last night to water the greenhouse and got happy with the camera but by the time I had sorted paperwork and all that stuff it was 11:00pm so i didn't get a post done last night.

Off shopping this morning which is one of my pet hates but hey ho...we have to eat and unfortunately I can't grow everything!!

Anyway that's besides the point....just thought I'd share some of the fruit with you....I have been slowly picking at the soft fruits but think by the weekend I will be able to harvest in earnest...take a look.

My autumn raspberries are always ready
in summer!!

The strawberries are managing to hold their
own in the little wilderness.

Mental currant bushes!!

Gooseberries ripening nicely.

I always love the way redcurrants
look like perfect glass beads.

Can't wait to make some blackcurrant

I never really know what to individually do
with the whitecurrants, what do you do
with yours??

So that just leaves the blackberries to ripen, I have
plenty dotted around the plot and do love
my bramble jelly!!

So that's the soft fruits covered. I have some gojiberries in the greenhouse but they won't be ready to plant out until next year. I would like a few more soft fruits....anybody got any that I don't have which I could grow. Obviously I need them to flourish outside in the lovely U.K. summer!


  1. Do you cut out last year's fruiting canes from your autumn raspberries as if not they will keep fruiting early. Our whitecurrant never grows enough fruits to worry about picking. What about jostaberries? I have put together a couple of videos about our soft fruit. One is one each of my last two harvest Mondays, you may spot something on them.

    1. I've not got any jostaberries Sue..have some goji berries growing this year though.
      Yes as a general rule I cut back all the autumn raspberries...I missed the year before last and got some early fruit so last year I cut half back and left half...I will alternate which I did this year...that way I get some earlier fruit too.


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