I have continued to harvest more turnips, which are still perfect specimens, with no bug damage at all, which I find amazing in view of my previous attempts with this vegetable.
|Turnips "Golden Ball" and "Purple Top Milan"|
I have harvested three cucumbers. One was a very nice one, and came from the strongest plant in the batch - the only one of the original six to have performed well.
The other two were not ones to be proud of. They were a very strange shape. They came from one of the plants that so nearly died:
As some of you may remember, I re-sowed my Cucumbers and I am now back up to six plants, but four of them are still very small and not producing fruits yet. I live in hope though...
On Saturday I picked this vegetable medley:
|Broad Beans, Carrots, French Beans and Broccoli|
The second half of the Shallots have been lifted now. Not as many as in the first lot, but still enough to be worthwhile growing them.
Jane used some of the shallots from the first batch (harvested 2 weeks ago) a couple of days ago in a Navarin of Lamb, along with some of the "Golden Ball" turnips. The carrots in this picture are bought ones I'm afraid.
Those really fresh shallots were SO tasty! Much more strongly-flavoured than ones that have been stored for a long time.
Finally for this week, I picked the first of my Blueberries, and a few more Scotch Bonnet chillis. Don't worry, we didn't eat them together!
|Blueberries "Earliblue" and chillis "Scotch Bonnet"|
I wasn't going to mention Lettuce because I have been harvesting it for weeks, but I think I really do need to show off this fine (and enormous) specimen:
I'm entering this post for "Harvest Monday", hosted as ever by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions. If your are not familiar with this hugely popular weekly "hook-up" why not have a look? There should be lots of lovely harvests on display at this time of year!