So far, harvesting has been a steady affair with very few gluts. I’ve still had enough produce to share with neighbours and for Billy to have his five a day too.
I haven’t grown potatoes for a while, mostly as I don’t have decent winter storage for them and they tend to sprout very quickly. However, there is a small nursery/hardware store in Twickenham that still sells loose seed potatoes. I thought six of each variety: Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple would be sufficient and that has proved to be the case. This tray is from one plant of each – that’s heading towards glut territory!
I’m currently googling recipes for waxy potatoes. I see plenty of gratins, oven roast chips, potato salad in my future or at least the next month – after that the kitchen is being ripped out.
At this rate, I may need to leave a ‘help yourself’ bucket at the front gate – wish me luck!
The tomatoes are more modest, mostly as I sensibly scaled back to 8 plants. In the tray there is Coure di Bue, the smallest Costoluto Fiorentino ever, Sungold and possibly the sweetest Sweet Aperitif and Billy’s new favourite.
What’s growing well for you?
Not tomatoes! We’ve had a really good year for traditional crops, carrots, onions, garlic but a pretty dismal year for summer crops. but we got our first cucumbers and summer squash at the weekend and the french beans are doing well….