Sunday, 2 August 2015

Producing lunch from the garden

Yesterday we had a tray of salad for lunch with a slice of ham.

Everything on the serving dish came from the garden in the morning. Beetroot (boiled and shredded with a little onion), coleslaw (cabbage, carrot and onion), mixed leaves with rocket and tomatoes with slivers of cucumber. Just brought the olive oil, cider vinegar, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
Tomatoes are beginning to get ripe and runner beans are cropping well.
We harvested the onions sown in the spring as sets. They are a really good size and we achieved 50 from the £2.99 pack. It was wet at the start of last week and 5 showed signs of rot so we got them all up and laid them in the greenhouse to dry. Slightly aromatic in there now!
Not all is going well, As the fruit trees are in their first year we have to water them regularly (which is hard work as it is beyond the reach of the 60ft of hose) and we should not really have left them to fruit. But we could not help ourselves - some of apples have fallen off and some is a bit battered and pecked!  Something also ate my blueberries in the fruit garden!  I have a pot with one bush near the house which I shall have to cover!

The cabbage look great and green in the row but by the time I have taken off the caterpillar damaged leaves I have just the white hearts left. Hey ho, more coleslaw or minestrone soup!


  1. At the end of the day it's good food produced by hard work and loving hands. Best of all you know exactly what has been added. If you're like me everything is chemical free.

  2. it is good to know all that hard work is starting to pay off.



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