I thought I'd let you peek into our greenhouse. Compared to last year, our tomatoes are thriving, but everything else has been either been neglected or lost our to the voracious appetite of the butterflies and dastard snails and slugs.
As you can see, we have loads of tomatoes still growing.
Loads still ripening.
Loads to eat.
Okay now onto my little harvest for Harvest Monday, other than the many tomatoes.
The green stripey courgettes have been a bit slow. I've used them in a few recipes, but one recipe that has got me all excited has been baked courgette - zucchini fries aka chips, I will share the recipe later this week. I also harvested my second golden courgette. I have to show it off in all its glory as I am not that confident of many others being harvested, as the horrid slugs are beating me to them.
On Saturday when the rain stayed off, we pottered in the garden for a while. I harvested some plums, as you can see our tree is burgeoning.
I picked one plum that was rather splendid. I dubbed it as Plum Bum, click the link if you haven't yet seen it.
Some plum were given to neighbours, these are for my family when I go over tomorrow for a cuppa tea. And of course, we will enjoy many in the sweet bakes, cakes and crumbles.
The blueberry plant has been rewarding me with berries on and off, a handful in fact. Not enough for a pie, but great scattered over cereals or yogurt.
My runner beans and other climbing french beans are not worth shouting about either, but we have some that have been serving as an accompaniment to simple meals rather than playing a starring role.
I think our neighbour pitied us somewhat as he came on over Saturday afternoon and gifted us with some of his runner beans. He even chopped them up for us. I am sharing this harvest with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday.