There's something to bring home with us every time we visit the allotment at the moment. Do you remember the photo I showed of the large bush on the plot back in May? I knew it was some kind of currant but didn't know which colour. It turns out that it's a blackcurrant and this small harvest is just the tip of the iceberg, it's literally dripping with fruit. I've never grown currants before so I don't really know what I'm going to use them for. The raspberries are producing well too, these are Glen Ample.
We're picking loads of strawberries, far too many for our own needs so I've been giving them to family and friends who are only too pleased to take them off our hands. I would have done some jam making but I just haven't had time with one thing or another. The strawberry plants aren't in the best position on the plot, it's very hard to get to some of the plants but they'll have to stay where they are for the time being. I think they'll only be a year or two old as they're producing so well.
We got our first courgette this week, it was a little larger than I like, but another couple followed which were just the right size. The first three cucumbers have also been harvested from the garden, two from the inside greenhouse and one from outdoors. They're all Mini Munch, a snack size variety. The Crystal Lemon plants haven't produced a thing yet.
I love this time of year when there's plenty of delicious things to harvest. I wonder what'll be waiting for me on my next trip to the plot.
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