Week 35 of 2017 and I have a few more photos to share with you from this week.
Harvests this week.
This week as time has been tight I only have photos of what I have harvested.
If you look at the featured image for this post you will see this pumpkin growing. Well, I decided it was time to harvest it. I am really happy with this pumpkin. It is a small squash but that's the variety I choose. Soon I shall have the larger varieties to harvest too.
I have also been lucky enough to harvest this awesome courgette. This variety of round courgettes have done very well this year and to get them small has been very difficult. However almost each week I have harvested a courgette that has been plenty for us.
This week I have been lucky to get 2 apples from my family apple tree. These apples are very tasty and a decent size. These will be great in a lunch box.
Yet more french beans. These have done so well this year that I am going to try saving some seed from them. We have eaten some french beans, frozen some more and canned more. I don't know what else to do with them.
Now the runner beans are starting to come in. I don't have a huge amount of plants so this week I have only had 2 beans. However, I am sure over the next few weeks more will follow. Next year I need to remember to sow more seeds.
Autumn raspberries are now fruiting and as you can see here the yellow and red raspberries have been harvested. These are very welcome addition to the kitchen and get used in smoothies and many other uses. In terms of flavour and size, there is no real difference between summer or autumn raspberries. The only difference is when we harvest the fruits, and how we prune the canes that they grow on.
My final photo is the harvested tomatoes. Tomatoes have been an odd year this year for me. The warm start to the year early on. then meant they needed more watering. The plants then grew in every direction and became very bushy and a jungle. Then the wet summer came which slowed down ripening and led to blight which decimated my plants. However, my crimson crush plants have soldiered through and produced. The yellow tomatoes were a variety called ilda and they are very tasty.
So that is it for this week. If you have any comments or suggestions then please get in touch either by the comments below or through our contact page I love to hear from anyone and try and respond as quickly as possible.