What are you eating from you garden this month?(36 Posts)
So far this month we have had
courgettes (lots & lots)
I would have had raspberries as well, but DH hacked them all down in a misguided attempt to clear up...
We have had:
Courgettes - lots, guess this will be a common theme !
peas, lettuce, courgettes, carrots (the ones that haven't bolted - grr), loganberries, tomatoes.
I'm chuffed at how much I'm managing to grow in a pretty small area, we've had to cancel our fruit & veg box. Most of the seeds were free form the BBc dig-in website too.
have had so far
cougettes (only 1 so far!)
It's been a tough year this year.
Lettuce (2 types)
Runner beans (but they're not setting, bit concerned)
Total and utter disaster:
We are only growing in tubs this year so have a limited range.
Cropped so far:
Runner beans are finally setting but still a few weeks off yet.
French beans still haven't flowered - what's that about?
We have had a good set on the cherry tomatos but they are all obstinantly and vividly green.
V arious Herbs
Aubergines (not holding out a lot of hope, no flowers yet)
I love my little garden
so far we have had loads of
DD planted some fruit and veg for the first time this year, in some pots on the decking.
Her strawberries have all been and gone, they were delicious. And the salad leaves and rocket seem to be finished now too.
The herbs are ongoing and being used plenty.
Courgettes and beans have flowers on now,but no vegetables yet. Tomatoes are still growing, as are the cucumbers and peppers. The inions are looking more like onions.
But the carrots didn't survive. Found them covered with little white spiders which seem to have eaten th seedlings away. And the pumpkins never sprouted at all.
But DD has been very excited nonetheless to see the plants growing and hopefully becoming ready to sample.
We're now eating
We're waiting for
aubergine (that likes the hot weather at least)
blackberries (sceptical we'll get any with the drought, though!)
Am waiting for:
onions, red and white
Am not confident. It has tipped from the heavens here every day since the 26th of june. My courgettes appear to have blossom end rot, the beans are flowering but haven't set any fruit yet and my toms haven't ripened for the last 3 years! I suppose that I will just have to hope for the best.
stressed that is a very impressive list! have you tried making green tomato chutney (if you have time that is!) its stinks the house out but is delish! I've grown toms outside for the first time this year as we had loads of seedlings so I think that'll have to be my route too.
a few strawberries (first year so not much fruit)
courgettes - loads, must be the year for them (and just picked some marrows as been away for a few weeks so they have got a bit over grown)
just picked first few toms
damsons (mm jam and gin!)
in for later in the year:
My list is a little lame compared to everyone elses!
Not a very good year this year. We've only has tiny amount of peas and some spring onions. But LOTS of herbs - thyme, rosemary, bay, garlic chives, basil and coriander. And cucumbers are looking well on their way. And some plums growing.
Sweet corns refuse to grow. Only one out of five sticks of raspberries survived. Chinese greens bolted. Harrumph.
Salad, I make green tomato chutney every year, because it's never sunny enough to ripen the blasted things. Also make green tomato and apple jam, green tomato fruit pie filling, green tomato and cucumber relish (my particular favourite) and last year I made a bucket of green tomato soup and some green tomato pies as well.
Runner bean chutney is very good, if anyone has too many and courgette and pineapple jam is good for a courgette glut, also courgette and pineapple pie filling made from pineapple juice. Waste not want not, I say, although the children don't always see it like that
haha stressed you are a green tom expert then. I might be hitting you up for a few of those other recipes later in the season. shame i didn't plant any cucumbers. :D Made plum chutney last year (and ketchup, which is my favourite and about to run out ) so thinking a green tom, plum combo might be good this year...
Broad beans (now have blackfly)
Strawberries (normal and alpine) - all eaten by DS
Cherry tomatoes (had a few though)
Peppers (not optimistic)
Is anyone planting anything now for the last bit of summer?
Now eating/just had:
Salad leaves incl rocket and sorrel ( second sowing )
Courgettes ( my yellow one is doing much better this year )
Peas - the sugar snaps were the family favourite
Raspberries - lots and lots this year
Blackcurrants - ditto
Strawbs - First year of Mara Des Bois - goodness they are good
Many many herbs silly amount of coriander and dill which self seeded last year
Looking good for next month/later:
Hazelnuts - purple!
Radish ( late sown )
stressedHEmum - as ever, am in awe of you. would love your green tom chutney and green tomato and cucmber relish recipes if you get a minute.
My chinese greens bolted too, but I saw on gardeners world that now is a good time to re-sow them.
taffeta, this is the recipe that I use for the relish. I replace the pickling spice and white vinegar with SArsons pickling vinegar, usually.
I have a few recipes for green tomato chutney, but I like this one:
1 seeded, chopped lemon
1 chopped garlic clove
5 cups chopped green tomatoes
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped onion
3oz crystallizes ginger, chopped
little bit cayenne
2 cups cider vinegar
2 chopped red peppers.
Bring the vinegar, sugar and spices to the boil. Add veg and fruit and simmer until fruit is tender and chutney thick. Put into sterile jars and seal. Keep it for at least 8 weeks before you open it.
I am in awe of everyone's lists on here. This year dp has planted some stuff for the first time, so we are complete novices. We have had or got:
Loads of mint, rosemary, chives and flat leaf parsley and a bit of basil (the thyme died);
loads and loads of rocket;
The spring onions are still growing and we're not sure if the peas will work out.
He's also planted some tiny, round carrots for novelty value - don't know if they will work.
I now know where to come to for ideas/advice!
Liath, I have just replanted a row of pak choi because we have eaten it all. My brother's all bolted, even though he tried several sowing. I don't know why, because it has bucketed with rain and been quite cool here for ages. Perhaps a lack of rain in the formative weeks?
Essie, I have just planted more carrots where I have lifted potatoes and have sown some mustard green, chinese brocolli and the like and the like for the tail end of summer. I will be sowing winter stuff in little modules in the next few weeks, so that it will be ready to plant out in the autumn.
I was thinking winter cabbage, caulis, brocolli, late sowing peas, more chard, spinach and the like ans more late sowing carrots, of course.
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