I thought you might like a look at some of our vegetables from the plot this year. We’ve had a bumper crop, including broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, leek, onion, carrot, cucumber, green beans, swede and strawberries.
Mr Scottish seems to have taken growing veges in his stride, helped along by middler of course, who needs something to keep him occupied, especially at weekends and school holidays. I think this is a major success.
Here’s a small selection of what we’ve prepared for tonights supper, along with the cucumber and courgette, which is very likely to be turned into some sort of jam. We’ve had a massive courgette crop which has been difficult to use up, so friends and neighbours have all had plenty.
It’s been a lot of work, but we’ve got a few sacks of potatoes, and the strawberries were turned into jam long ago. Our raspberries weren’t so successful, and our tomatoes were a non starter this year, but there’s always next year. Rhubarb is always a chore for us, as apart from crumble and jam, nobody else will eat it. Most of that has been given away.
This was well worth starting. It pretty much halves our fruit and veg bill during May to October.