Its been a busy summer and I've had lots of good eating from the garden!
I'm involved in two community growing projects and have my own garden to look after so most of my spare time over the Summer has been gardening!
The community growing projects are great in that they involve other people who have an interest in gardening, and we've been able to share our crops. The veg in the first photo is from the community growing scheme. In our first year we've had lots of salad crops, spinach, chard, runner beans, courgette, cucumber, broad beans, parsley and potatoes.
|Two varieties of potato were harvested from my own garden - Pentland Javelin and Red Duke of York. I dry them and store them in a cloth bag in a dark, dry place. They usually keep through to December.|
|More veg from one of the community growing projects. Lots of salad crops this year. I also grew garlic for the first time and had reasonable success.|
|My tomatoes were grown from seed and kept in a plastic greenhouse facing South-East. They grew well, however, the fruits have been slow to ripen.|
|This large Summer Squash was given to me by a fellow grower, and has been turned into soup and put into the freezer for eating when the weather is colder!|
The weather has been good and I'm hoping for a late frost!
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