It was probably very naïve of me to think that I could increase the amount of produce I am growing without it having an impact on my time. But its saves money and when you are time rich and cash poor you have to go with the flow. When I do my early morning round of the garden harvesting ripe produce I have to think how its gong to be used. The warm wet weather over the last couple of days has increased the harvest of runner beans twofold! So each day I spend at least 40 minutes preparing beans for the freezer.
|Courgettes, cucumber, carrots and beans|
|A little put by for those leaner months|
|Tomatoes, chillies and onions ready for the Chilli jam|
|This one is just under a foot long|
|This one is 4 inches and growing fast|
The butternut squash in the greenhouse are growing steadily and I've had to apply a sling to the largest one already. Old tights come in very handy. The squash outside aren't even flowering yet.
According to the internet I have a record breaking sweetcorn plant because it has 5 ears of corn on one plant, another has 4. The little beards had turned brown so I decided to have a look and picked 3 of them. Two were good and one under developed but I can still use it in a tor fry. So out of the five plants I have I could potentially have 20 ears of corn! WOW. Bye for now. Tx