Monday, 15 August 2016

A small harvest

I picked some runner beans Friday evening. Far too early really but there were two that needed picking so I rummaged through the leaves for some others at a nearly reasonable size. 


There are plenty more to come - thankfully! 

I eked out my pathetic harvest with two asparagus spears. The patch which the asparagus struggled to grow on has been sprinkled with a wild flower mix. So there was no harm in picking the spears this late in the season.

Both boys were out while Mike was making dinner. Duck in orange sauce with dauphinoise potato so Mike and I shared the runner beans between us. The boys weren't left out completely , they had their meal later on accompanied by sliced green beans from the freezer. 

22 comments:

  1. A taste of things to come. There's nothing quite like the first harvests of each crop, we wait so long for those tiny seeds to grow, it's nothing short of miraculous.

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  2. There is nothing like the taste of home grown and those first harvests are always such a delight.

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  3. You'll soon be picking lots and then have too many. Flighty xx

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  4. Did you tell them that they were freshly picked? :-)

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  5. I love runner beans, not room to grow them here.

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  6. Fresh from the garden, what could be better !
    Here's to many more baskets full...
    ~Jo

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  7. Oooh delicious, they are even tastier when they are small, although they don't look that small at all! x

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  8. Similar meagre pickings here at the moment. The bottom half of the beans haven't produced much at all. Plenty of flowers further up though so I live in hope. Lucky you having dauphinoise potatoes, haven't had them in ages. Making a note to do them soon. CJ xx

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  9. If I remember rightly, you are in the throws of restructuring the garden too, so maybe next summer your harvests will be better. Take care.

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  10. My Runners were slow to start producing pods, but they're going OK now. I expect yours will pick up too.

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  11. I picked a carrier bag of french beans this week and we have just got the end of them. Still more to come! Jo x

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  12. Our green beans in the garden are just about gone. Beans and the tomatoes are my favorite. Our bunny loves the yard long beans!

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  13. Harvests of your own food are the best whatever the size!

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  14. GREAT POST...XOXO, NEHA

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  15. Even a small sampling of fresh beans has to be good! Good thing you didn't have a full house ;) Your garden has given good results this summer Jo ... I've been reading back a few posts. I'm always amazed at what you can accomplish with a bit of hard work and determination. Hope things are easing up with your work, it can really drag on you when work is an unhappy place (that was me in a past life). Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Wendy

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  16. An early harvest from your garden. Sweet.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. your asparagus remainds me in to mine. I can wait to see my survivor producing fresh spear.

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  18. Our runners have been tough as old boots here :-( xx

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  19. I used to grow beans every year they taste so much better than shop bought I haven't grown anything this year I'm getting so lazy! all your lovely garden produce is inspiring me to start growing veg again, hopefully next year. Have a great weekend. :) xx

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  20. Big or small, a harvest of any size is a harvest and therefore not pathetic. You put the work in and you grew it. Well done, Jo. x

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  21. 2 runner beans would be a feast..... not. I love the harvest! And duck with beans sounds like heaven. I must get me some duck soon, it's ages since I had any!

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  22. Lovely to have some veggies you grew yourself! We are enjoying a few green beans too this week. They are so delicious fresh from the garden. I have never grown asparagus...would like to so maybe next year!
    Helen xox

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