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I'm glad your potatoes are undamaged. I've been digging on an "as needed" basis and it seems I'm having a problem with wireworms this year. Don't you love surprise harvests like those sneaky gooseberries!! Well, at least that means the birds didn't see them either. Great harvests, Sue. Enjoy!
We dug another variety today, Sue which last year was one that the slugs made a beeline to. About half were eaten - this year no damage at all.
Haha, the Spring Onion is the real star of the show, not the Sunstripe! Re the Runner Beans - I'm the same. They always seem poor to begin with, but come into their own later on. I often get the nicest pods right at the end of the season, when it's cooler and wetter.
Sad isn't it, Mark when the lowly spring onion is such a challenge. What changed to make them so difficult as they used to be so easy?
Fab harvest Sue. I'm looking forward to growing Spring Onions again next year, there does seem to be success this year with them on various blogs x
The spring onion is a conundrum. Jo.
Always enjoy seeing your harvest. It always looks good, even if sometimes you say it isn't as good as it should be! All looks much better than mine this year, which if I was relying on the garden I'd starve!
I don't think we are ever satisfied, Deborah.
Those climbing and runner beans are so pretty with their blooms. I know the beans themselves will be a welcome sight too. The Sunstripes are very striking as well. I see seed is available here so I will have to give them a try next year. I am thinking they will not be hiding as easily as the gooseberries were!
It's been very windy for a couple of days, Dave so those beans have taken a battering.
I always love seeing your wonderful variety of harvests. And the sight of the sweet peas makes me wish I had room to grow some, I love their fragrance.
It's a pity that I can't share their perfume, Michelle.
So many lovely harvests! The runner bean vines look very healthy. My beans always seem to start out producing pretty well and then look pathetic to the point that I almost rip them out and then suddenly they will get a productive second wind.
I just hope the beans stay looking good after suffering two very windy days, Julie.
I love the look of those Sunstripes. I'll have to try those next year, maybe instead of the Soleil F1 I've been growing this year, which don't seem to be the most prolific. Although they are quite tasty. Hmmm. Maybe both..? :)
Sunstripe are very tasty too, Darren. I think I prefer the yellow varietoes.
I always grow the herbs and salad in the garden as well. Those courgettes are fantastic, I shall look out for them too. I have yellow ones doing well this year (Gold Rush I think), but your stripey ones are much more interesting. I always find that my runner beans don't do much for ages and then suddenly they're off and away. Not many beans so far this year though. I picked Japanese wineberries with the children this afternoon but not a single one made it home from the plot, we ate them all.
I'm planning a post on Japanese wineberries, CJ. They are fascinating aren't they?
Your beans look pretty healthy. My climbing beans always take a long time to produce but then we are buried in them. And the Sunstripe squash is really attractive. Glad to hear it tastes just as good.
We are bracing ourselves for the bean rush, David. It will stock our freezer and see us through the non-bean season.
Blackberry and runner bean season, so wonderful. I miss growing runner beans, so pretty and delicious but they're impossible to grow at our current location. Your courgette plants are going strong. Very impressive.
The season is all too short, Phuong.
I think if you're in tropical climax, you will be harvesting bulk of harvest every week! Thumb up to you!That's lovely peas flowers! They are so colourful!
By have beautiful fragrance too, Malar
You have a plentiful harvest! So lovely, especially the fruits, yummy!
Thank you, Endah
Nice harvest. Those courgettes look great, I always found that yellow courgettes were never as productive as green ones, it looks like you've found a good variety. Those Malwina strawberries make my mouth water every time you show them, they're such a lovely colour, very appetising. Hooray, spring onions at last. I hope they were worth the wait.
Previously we have found the same with yellow courgettes, Jo but this year it is the green one that isn't performing. All this windy weather is bringing on the mildew though!
Those strawberries look very juicy, all in all an impressive haul!
They tasted good too, SOL
Your harvests always give me something to aspire to! How lovely to finally see that little spring onion, that's one thing that loves to grow for me, even in pots. I think they really like sandy soil.xxx
That spring onion was grown in our raised bed in the garden filled with bought topsoil, Dina. I wonder what those down on the plot in a clay soil will do.
Such wonderful, varied harvests, Sue! I'm really looking forward to picking our potatoes, but also worried about what the voles may have done to them. I'm sure it will be a "hold your breath" moment as I dig around the bed.So tell me, are you able to eat most of the fruit you pick out of hand, or do you end up preserving a lot of it?
Good luck with the potatoes, Margaret.We do eat a lot of fresh fruit but freeze lots too either as it is or in a compote which uses far less sugar than if we made jam
I've never had much luck with spring onions, they don't like my dry allotment soil (that's my excuse anyway). Well done on yours Sue. The stripey yellow courgettes look good, so many of them as well! I haven't seen that variety before.
We really like the yellow courgettes, Lou.
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