Monday, 1 July 2013

With great excitement

Look at what I harvested yesterday & today -

 The top photograph consists of the veg we had for dinner yesterday evening.  Carrots & the first new potatoes & broad beans of the season. They were absolutely lovely.

The next three are Shallots (fancy long french ones), red & white onions & garlic. They are drying in the greenhouse & it smells absolutely lovely when I enter it.

I have oodles more shallots in the garden, I am leaving them to bulk up. The bed was in desperate need of a weed. In fact I truly didn't realise how bad it was.

Anyway I have more shallots, beans, potatoes & carrots to come, well what a small garden can provide for anyway.

Enjoy your day

23 comments:

  1. It's so exciting when the harvests start. I'm really looking forward to the first spuds of the season.

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    1. They were a little small but still very tasty & yes it is exciting.

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  2. I'm glad you are enjoying the fruits of your labour!

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  3. Well done it all looks and sounds great. I lifted the first few potatoes today, some of which I had for lunch. Flighty xx

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    1. It is lovely to grow them for yourself isn't it.

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  4. I love harvesting new potatoes - like digging for little nuggets of gold!

    Eleanor x

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    1. It is indeed, you never know quite what you will find.

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  5. Awesome post and thanks for sharing my fruit trees are slowly starting to fruit like my gooseberry/current bush have a good week from Linda

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    1. Oh good, hopefully that will be the next big harvest. My plum tree looks like it will give a good crop this year.

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  6. Nice one! It's when you get something like that that all the hard graft begins to seem worthwhile. Pickled Shallots are very nice, BTW. That's how most of mine will end up, anyway.

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    1. It is & I do think the better weather has helped this year. Pickled shallots are planned for.

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  7. Green with envy at the fruits of your labour. My potatoes were only planted over the weekend, the courgette just over a week ago, and the runner & dwarf beans still waiting :o( The one strawberry that was almost ripe got attacked by slugs last night too!

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    1. Oh dear, you poor strawberry. I';m sure with the weather forecast it wont take long for you to catch up.

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  8. Looks tasty! And good sized as well. Well done. x

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    1. Thank you, I was pleasantly surprised.

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  9. It all looks wonderful. Producing a meal of mainly your own produce on the plate is unbeatable, isn't it?

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    1. Thank you, yes it is a great thing to do, I find it very enjoyable.

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  10. That's absolutely fantastic!!! I only have salady things at the mo, and maybe some toms soon, so you've put me to shame....xxxx

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  11. What a fabulous harvest. I'm looking forward to harvesting my spuds very soon

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  12. Thar was a great harvest. I am going to be trying to dig up some of my potatoes this week...fingers crossed it will be as good underground as above!!

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