Posted in cooking, Food, Fruit, gardening, Greenhouse, In the garden, Organic Gardening, Self reliance, Summer, vegetables

A Small but perfect Harvest

I do love growing things, it makes me very happy. Here’s an example of my small but perfect harvest 🙂

Me and Mr O. love broad beans so they are a must. I’ve never grown the yellow beans before and they have done really well.

Delicious cucumber, really sweet,

and my first ripe chilli is being used tonight in dinner!

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Posted in challenges, Food, gardening, Greenhouse, In the garden, Organic Gardening, Self reliance, spring, vegetables

In the Green house

I’m very happy with what is happening in my green house.

Broad beans ready to plant out,

These potatoes ready to plant,

Tomatoes ready to pot on, peppers and cucumbers,

Mixed chilli peppers,

and a couple of strawberry plants I’ve bought inside to get some early fruit.

It’s time now to sow courgettes and squash. Growing things makes me happy, but I wish the weather would warm up! 😉

 

Posted in cooking, Food, Hints & Tips, Summer, vegetables

The Harvest Begins!

We have just begun to harvest some of our vegetables. The one we look forward to with anticipation is the broad beans. Harvested young they are gorgeous! So lunch today was broad beans on toast from Hugh Fernley-Whittingstalls book River Cottage Everyday.

Beans 1
Saute some bacon and onionBeans 2
add lightly cooked bread beans, salt, pepper and a pinch of lemon juiceBeans 3
and slide onto a nice crispy piece of toast!Beans 4
Go on, try it