I cycled to the Hill this evening, & got my breath back as I chatted to novice neighbour Jody - he was cutting his first courgette, which I thought rather impressive.
On the advice of Reg-next-plot, I forked up the shallots, & as I did so my eyes strayed to my potatoes-in-a-growbag – it looks alright to me, I must say. Mind you, wandering around the site later there are bags others with more top growth, but that doesn’t mean they have more spuds in there, no siree!
I picked PEAS (hsl newick) & BROAD BEANS (barry plot 19), STRAWBERRIES & a few RASPBERRIES, then dug up another POTATO (dunluce). I was delighted to see the first of the FRENCH BEANS (early warwick) not just in flower, but a couple of baby beans forming.
Then I had a brainwave – because the gooseberries that I had from cheery Brian & Pauline didn’t quite weigh enough for the batch of wine I have planned, I had thought to buy a punnet of gooseberries (£1.99 in Sainsbury’s!!) to make up the shortfall.
However, I pulled three stout sticks of rhubarb to add in instead – the rhubarb won’t be as sweet as that pulled earlier in the year, but I’m hoping that the sharpness will blend in well with the gooseberries.
I'm looking forward to tasting the results!