Wednesday, 8 July 2015

What's going on in the garden?

Well lots this year thankfully mostly good too! Sorry photo heavy - you have been warned! :)

Cucumber, there is another hiding behind the pot

Sweet potato, I need to put a support in as the vines like to scramble

Chillies

A very busy vegetable guard dog 

The new asparagus plants are chucking up new spears, I might write up a three year plan as it will be another three before I can harvest fully from these

Black currants enough for jam

Ditto the gooseberries

My broad beans seem awfully slow this year, fingers crossed I can pick some this weekend

Courgette flowers, still no actual courgettes! 

Overflow veg beds, turnips, radish, beetroot, fennel, spring onions & coriander are all sprouting in these

Some of the potatoes, these are Pink Fir Apple a few weeks off yet as they are a maincrop variety. I do have some others though so should be able to harvest a few at the weekend 

Peas! These don't reach the kitchen. We sit in the garden & munch as a pre dinner snack! 

An over flowing brassica patch, it's full of cabbages, there is some broccoli in there too & a bit of space left for PSB

Runner beans starting to climb

Enjoy your day all x

24 comments:

  1. It all looks vegetable- and fruit-tastic! Out asparagus is at the same stage. It's a long-term project. I'm envious of your gooseberries as our bushes have been stripped bare by tiny caterpillars (moth/butterfly?). Love the look of your dog.

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  2. some of your plants are ahead of mine and some the same pace and a few behind its great to see how everyones is doing my favourite is fresh peas straight from the pod :-)

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  3. It all looks delicious. I'm very envious of your vegetable and fruit garden. I know I would never have the commitment to grow much myself.

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  4. It all looks wonderful, Its always interesting to see what progress others are making. Our blackcurrants are about the same, we have been attacked by something on the gooseberries so none at all there and the broad beans are ready for picking. You have a great plot.

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  5. Fab garden. So nice to eat fresh peas straight from the pod, I prefer them raw. My gooseberries have been attacked by the Gooseberry Sawfly. We had Great Tits nesting in the garden so they cleared off the early caterpillars but some survived and have caused havoc. They need to be hand picked off but I am squeamish about squashing them, shudder.

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  6. You've been busy! I stopped trying to grow broad beans when the slugs decided to munch their way through everything in sight, even the stalks! I like the colour of your gooseberries. The jam will be so tasty, I bet.

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  7. Wonderful, I love this time of year, some harvests and loads of things still to come, perfect. It's all looking beautifully healthy. We had the first couple of tiny cucumbers the other day. And I need to pick blackcurrants and gooseberries as well, you have reminded me. CJ xx

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  8. Whoo hoo! It's all looking fabulous.
    I've cut back this year through lack of time, but I've still managed a mini cucumber glut, somehow. And with all the rain the beans have already reached the top of the poles. It's going to be a good year for veggies.. I hope!

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  9. Your garden is looking amazing, I'm sure you will enjoy the fruits of your hard work
    Jackie x

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  10. Reading this post makes me wish we still had our allotment. There's nothing so satisfying as growing your own veg. The ridge cucumbers were so delicious and I've never found anything like it in the shops.
    Briony
    x

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  11. Your garden looks great, we are a bit later than you as our blackcurrants are still green, it's interesting to see the different growth rates around the country. Hx

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  12. It all looks to be doing really well. Happy gardening.
    Thanks, and you too. Flighty xx

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  13. It's all looking very productive. I haven't sown any peas this year, only mangetout, but I love eating them straight from the pods, it's hard to resist them as you're picking, isn't it?

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  14. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed afternoon

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  15. Wow fabulous.....what a great garden for produce.
    I feel quite envious. Used to grow a lot myself, but gave up when the rabbit population exploded in our area.
    I am not feeding wild rabbits :)))

    Love seeing how your garden grows...

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  16. Wow Jo! Greeeeeen fingers.....(to the tune of Gold Finger)! That all looks fantastic! My courgette plant is only showing a flower too....reassures me that yours is as well I'm not much of a veggie grower just yet! Xx

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  17. Looking good Jo.. We're harvesting plenty at the moment. Great time of the year isn't it :o) x

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  18. Good job, Jo! All looks so interesting. You remind me to grow sweet potato. I have saved some cutting to be planted on my raised beds. I've been missing my runner bean patch. I don't know when I could find the seed again.

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  19. None of my peas or mange tout reach the kitchen either! If I had more space I'd grow enough to cook with but I'm quite happy with my tiny tastes (for now). My broad beans are almost ready too, they look lovely and plump but a quick squeeze of the pods soon puts me right. I've had a few tiny beans to munch on, yum yum! Your garden looks wonderfully stuffed with produce, Jo - and can I see tomatoes in the greenhouse? :o)

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  20. There is nothing nicer than peas straight from the pod - espcially out in the garden. You have grown some lovely fruit and veg and all is looking good:)

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  21. It's starting to be a busy picking time.

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  22. My goodness, you have a lot of fruit and veg ready for picking. This is the time of year when all one's hard work is rewarded! As you said in your comment on my blog, your Broad Beans are a long way behind mine, but I expect they are a different variety. I have turfed mine out now in order to plant PSB.

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  23. Wow, I am really impressed by all your amazing produce, and it looks so healthy too! Gardening must be keeping you very busy at the moment :)
    Cathy x

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