3rd June 09
..well not so much picnics as stuffing one’s face as one goes along. No not much of the produce I have managed to harvest has made it home alive and after the recent spate of lovely sunshine, things seem to have been ripening in spades.
I have picked quite a few strawberries now, and despite the fact that I couldn’t wait for them to completely turn red, are so delicious. It does make me wonder what on earth they do to the supermarket ones for them to taste so watery and tasteless, even when they *are* fully ripe? Do they pick them before they are ripe and ripen them with chemicals like they do other fruit and veg?
The peas are so sweet they haven’t made it home yet at all.
Beetroot are picked and sat in the fridge patiently waiting to be roasted.
Tasted our first spring onion too, it was very strong tasting and cleared my nasal passages a treat.
All salads are being harvested regularly, and have resown some more. The rocket has bolted so this needs replacing with some more.
All of the first lot of tomatoes (sungold) have flowered (two trusses each) and some have mini toms on the way, which is quite exciting.
I think that there are also signs of courgettes and cucumbers on the way, though this may be wishful thinking. I shall keep you posted!
The cox’s apples seem to well on the way now.
As do the currants.
The bad news is that some of the onions have started yellowing. They don’t look big enough to be ready so is this normal?
The pigeons have been at it again. Not only did they decimate my brassicas a while back but now they have started on me peas would you believe. I used to like pigeons.
My carrots that I planted in the planter that I was so proud of have been got at by the slugs.
My new obsession is blossoming methinks….