I think beetroot will be on the menu this week, I've had my best year yet. I've had some years where I've found the seed hard to germinate and I've ended up without any but it's been grown in the WoodBlocX raised bed this year and it's done marvelously. It's a shame there's only me in the house who will eat it as there's plenty to go round but I'll make sure that none goes to waste. I love it simply roasted in foil before allowing to cool slightly, slipping off its skin and then slicing, delicious. Beetroot goes very well with goat's cheese too, I think I shall have that in a salad for lunch one day.
The carrots are still being pulled, there's a selection of the three different varieties I've grown here, Tendersnax, Chantenay and Nantes. The WoodBlocX raised bed really has worked wonders. I haven't pulled many this time, just enough for a meal but there's still plenty more to come.
Only six pounds of tomatoes this time. I say 'only', my tomato plants have kept my own family, my mum and dad, two neighbours and a friend's family supplied throughout summer. I haven't preserved any at all this year as I have done in the past, I do so much prefer eating them fresh.
I keep saying this but there's still more tomatoes to come and they're still ripening on the vine. I wonder how long they'll go on for.
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