Wednesday, 26 June 2013
I shall be feasting on broad beans (hopefully this weekend) & broccoli, sorry I just can't call it calabrese & I think the 2nd photograph is the Tenderstem variety anyway. I sowed two varieties of summer broccoli earlier on this year. The normal one & for the first time some Tenderstem. With my slap hazard gardening skills I managed to mix them up when transplanting them into the ground. No matter, I'm sure I shall enjoy both of the them & it is not as if I am selling them to Tesco.
I am also looking forward to the fruit harvest this year, the Strawberries are looking good. I have many, many plants scattered around the garden. A couple escaped my culling from the ground so I'm sure the birds will have them. The majority are in tubs, a large strawberry planter & the remainder planted in the half barrels which contain the fruit trees.
Gooseberries for jam & a fool or two. I'm hoping to nip down the lane later to pick some elder flowers. I would like to attempt to make cordial this year & gooseberries like a drop or two of elderflower cordial.
Last but not least, the blackcurrants are ripening, I am hoping to have enough for a pot or two of jam & some homemade cassis. Recipe here. Enjoy your day