We are at that happy time of year when we are briefly self-sufficient in fruit and veg. It feels good and I feel that I made the right choice in keeping the lottie. There have been lots of times when I have struggled to keep up with things but I guess anything worthwhile requires a bit of effort.
Over the course of the year we have enjoyed lots of lovely things to eat. I'm sorry if this seems self-satisfied, but I couldn't resist a tally:
Grown in the garden:
Not just in the little patch shown in the photo here, but also in pots, in the back garden, in the ground and up trees and trellises too...
Apples - from our two traditional Lincolnshire heritage trees
Tomatoes - took ages to ripen but finally abundant
Spring onions - still going strong
Blackcurrants - just a few as I have just one young plant
Strawberries - those the dog didn't eat!
Sugar-snap peas - grown in pots. A great success.
Herbs: mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme and basil.
From the lottie:
Onions - now all plaited and hanging in the garage
Garlic - ditto
Purple sprouting broccoli - just starting
Fine green beans
Almost ripe: pumkins
And coming soon...sprouts.