Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Lots of nice produce in the garden despite the horrible spring and summer we've had so far.

There's bad news and good news regarding the potato crop:

Firstly - we've got a slight case of potato blight and most of the potatoes have had to be lifted.
Secondly - most of the potatoes have been lifted and are perfectly edible - in fact, they're delicious. Head down to the shed to get some before they go.

Cabbages are also ready - here's one of the "Pointy" variety that I had for my dinner last night with spring onions, potatoes, chives (all from the garden) and pancetta and parmesan from my fridge.
The herb patch has had a bit of a clear out to give some of the less rampant items a chance to grow. Main points of interest are that the pretty flowers are not camomile as we had originally thought, but feverfew:

Also, Christina has discovered that the delicious smelling curry plant is not actually edible! I know I've tried a little bit of it a few times and didn't notice any ill effects, but it should not be consumed. It still smells great though. It will be getting moved to a non-edible section of the garden later in the year.

The carrots have been a big success this year, no doubt down to Clare's careful preparation of bed 5. Some have been lifted, some are still in the ground ready to be taken. There are also a few carrot flowers which we've left in just because they look quite striking and will provide seeds.
The onions have also flowered and look pretty:

Meanwhile, the garden looks pretty decent during the recent Annexe Communities open day:
despite some familiar troublemakers...

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