This week's harvest has been comprised of beginnings and endings. Some fruit is coming to the end of its cropping and some is just beginning. Some isn't quite ready for picking - like the apples that we tried which were still slightly too tart.
We picked our last cauliflower which was just beginning to blow but on the other hand we also picked the first of our long awaited climbing French beans - Cobra and runner beans - Desiree.
We pulled more of the autumn planted onions - it will soon be time to plant this season's sets and also to lift the summer planted onions for storing.
More potatoes were dug which considering our carrot problems were surprisingly free of any damage.
We also cut our first lot of gladioli.
The summer fruiting raspberries have just about finished fruiting but the autumn fruiting varieties - the yellow All Gold and red Joan J - are now coming into their own.
The thornless blackberry Loch Ness is also ripening. There are plenty of berries to be picked painlessly and if we need more I can send Martyn to pick some of the wild ones elsewhere on the plot - only because I am not tall enough to reach the choicest berries of course.