We managed to pick some wasp free greengages which as usual were delicious. Initially the planting of a couple of greengage trees was tactical, someone stole all our ripe plums and we reasoned that greengages never looked ripe and consequently were less likely to be stolen. The wasps aren't fooled though they know just how sweet the green fruits are.
This year the prize for most prolific plum tree goes to the Victoria which so far surprisingly hasn't attracted the wasps attention.
After complaining last week that the sweet peas were over, they are starting to produce more flowers but still with very short stems. They perfume the bathroom despite short stems.
This week we picked the first couple of cobs of sweetcorn. The cobs are smaller than usual. I don't think this summer has provided the warmth needed.
We are still picking apples from what we think is Discovery. The apples are small as we don't thin them out - no problem we can just eat two instead of one.
Up until now we have been harvesting the small cherry tomatoes but now the larger ones are ripening. They need to get a move in as there are plenty of green ones.
The pear trees growing on the plot have produced more fruit than usual. The Red Williams looked quite comical.
All the climbing, French and runner are keeping us busy picking and freezing. The yellow climbing French beans are less prolific and the plants not as strong growing but we are now harvesting yellow beans.
There are plenty more beans to harvest so we should be well stocked up over winter.
Potato digging is well under way. We never water potatoes so the dry conditions this year have lead to smaller than usual tubers but there is very little slug damage. The slimy pests seem to have been very selective in their choice of food.
We pick salad leaves, mini cucumbers, tomatoes and grapes as we need them so these rarely are photographed but are enjoyed nonetheless.
Our complete September so far harvest is listed here
I am linking to Harvest Monday over at Daphne's Dandelions.