Sunday, 12 September 2010
The Fruits of our Labours
I was pleased when the flower on my sunflower opened up a couple of weeks ago. Last year I planted 3 sunflowers and the slugs and snails ate them all before they could flower, so this year I planted it in a pot and put it somewhere we don't get many slugs and snails.
Hampshire Green Fair earlier this year.
I was pleased to see at least one decent sized pepper on the plants a couple of weeks ago and now I have several more, so I'll not be needing to buy for a few weeks.
I've also harvested a few more pounds of runner beans lately, some of which I have blanched and frozen, the rest of which we have eaten. They are very nice cooked in with chopped tomatoes, or tomato purée if you get fed up with eating them just boiled. You can fry a bit of onion or garlic first as well and maybe add some basil or oregano.
I've decided that a grow bag was not the ideal medium to grow a courgette in, but my plant is still producing courgettes, albeit small ones just now. This is proving to be a pretty good year for our garden. We didn't plant a lot of onions, but we had enough to last us a few weeks. Last but not least I also harvested a few pounds of potatoes a few weeks ago.