- Well the tomatoes are ripening
- The chard is about to bolt so I am picking as much as I can, as I have found out that I love the stuff.
- We have three courgette plants all producing too so we have lots of golden courgettes.
It is great to go out and fill a basket full of veggies that we have grown.
We also pulled some of the carrots – the indoor ones mostly, as I know that due to container limitation they wouldn’t grow too big. They won’t win any prizes but I am quite please that my great carrot experiment started back in March has finally produced carrots. And they may be small but they are plentiful and tasty.
What do we do with our Vegetables
Someone asked a great question on Facebook as to what I do with all this veg from my patch. Well so far I have had a lovely salad and cheese and tomato toasties with my Tomatoes. Dinner the other night was tasted Glazed Pork Chops with carrot, new potatoes and chard all from my garden.
I have made more of the Carrot and Courgette Muffins try the recipe here FREE PRINTABLE RECIPE. I had this one with my lunch it was gorgeous and you feel kind of good that you are getting some of your five a day at the same time.
The winter veg seedlings are coming up a treat, not helped by the fact that a cat knocked one of the trays flying and mix a lot of seedlings up. So I have carrots growing in with Brussel Sprouts it seem which should be interesting to separate.
I have cleared all the bolted lettuce into the compost and the chard will be next out of there and I have been tidying up the strawberry bed for winter and will mulch it to help it over-winter.
And finally after thinking I would never get any and giving up on them the cucumbers are producing – so this is my first ever successfully grown cucumber 🙂
I just hope the season holds out long enough for it to ripen now. Next Friday is my birthday I wonder what treats the garden will have in store for me that day ?
Have a great weekend and I hope you are enjoying the spoils in your garden, did anything fail for you ? Or did anything grow like crazy ? I would love to hear.
For more Vegetable Garden posts try these links
- Puppy-Proofing the garden
- Things you can make from a Summer Garden
- Growing Courgettes the How and the Why ?
- 6 Great Frugal Gardening Tips
Or you can Head to my Start here page for a list of Gardening links or recipes you can make from the garden.