This week our harvests have been much reduced for two main reasons. The first is that the rain though very welcome has meant that we haven't made as many visits to the plot and the second reason is that we have entered into a lull between two heavy cropping periods.
The midsummer fruit crop is winding down - the summer raspberry canes that have fruited are just about ready to be cut down but happily the autumn raspberries and blackberries are tiptoeing onto the scene.
The flower harvest is stepping up with regular pickings of sweet peas. Having grown named varieties this year I want to try and keep track of which perform well so I can decide which will earn a place on next year's list.
The annual flower bed is now also providing additional cut flowers. For those of you wondering cutting back the sweet Williams didn't result in more flowers.
The first batch of peas are now finished and the next lot are not yet ready but the Carouby de Mausanne mangetout are filling the gap. We have optimistically sown some more peas as if the weather stays as cool as it has been it may well suit them.
Other than the odd pod the broad beans have finished, the climbing French and runner beans are well behind with a sprinkling of tiny beans just setting.
So far we are keeping up with the courgettes and picking them small but in anticipation of a glut, I have resurrected my "ways to use up courgettes" page on the blog sidebar.
Finally we had a little treat from the greenhouse - a few more figs.
Our complete July harvest is listed here
I am linking to Harvest Monday over at Daphne's Dandelions.