At this time of year there's always something to harvest. Some things may be coming to an end but others are just starting.
My carrots have done brilliantly this year, I put the success down to the WoodBlocX raised bed. It's nice and deep so it allows for a good root run. These are a combination of Nantes and Tendersnax.
The courgettes have started to produce in earnest. I'm growing Dundoo and Tricolour this year. There's also a patty pan squash, Custard White, one of which didn't make it on to the photo as it was prepared and popped straight in to the oven to have with dinner.
I didn't think my cucumber plants were up to much this year, actually they're not, they've never really recovered from the cold spring, but the Mini Munch are still producing well. The misshapen one at the bottom grew pressed against the cane which is supporting the plant, it's left the imprint of the cane in the fruit. I'm also growing Crystal Lemon, I'm not keen on this variety myself but my dad enjoys them so I grow them for him. The fruits are only just beginning to grow, much later than Mini Munch this year.
Mick popped to the allotment last night and came home with a trug full of goodies and at last, my beans are ready.
These are Cobra and Blue Lake French beans and the first few St George runner beans at the bottom. He brought another beetroot home as well as more courgettes and patty pan squash. The carrots at the bottom are the first of the Chantenay carrots we've pulled, I think Mick said the others are Tendersnax. Chantenay are a smaller, stubbier carrot and are particularly sweet.
We're spoilt for choice with so much fresh food available at the moment. There's no doubt that we're getting our five a day.
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