It has been a very productive week in the Good’s garden this week, so much so I can’t keep up with it all. And I think this will be continued for a couple more weeks before the summer crops really wind down.
This week I picked:
Somewhere in the vicinity of ten (possible lots more I’ve lost count and given many away) cucumbers. They’re Lebanese so quite short, but also quite fat. I’m planning some bread and butter pickles later this week if I can find some time.
6 large (1 VERY large) zucchinis, another I can’t keep up with. I think I’ll make some zucchini, pea and mint soup for the freezer and another zucchini slice. Plus perhaps I’ll get around to trying the chocolate zucchini cake, if I can find the recipe.
Loads of cherry tomatoes – lemon drop, wile sweeties and a mystery variety. We enjoyed a mixed tomato, cucumber and feta salad with basil.
A couple of roma tomatoes.
Two small bowls of strawberries – which is more than I’ve ever picked in one week before.
Lots of basil, a little rosemary, parsley and lots of mint (for home made mint sauce which went with a slow roasted lamb shoulder we had on Friday night.
I’m looking forward to picking some corn soon, perhaps next week. I also think the potatoes will be ready to dig up soon and the pumpkins are just waiting with skins hardening all the time (I hope). Hopefully that means I’ll have even more variety in the next couple of harvests.
For more harvest news head over to Daphne’s.