It has once again been a while since we posted anything. I have meant to write so many times and have hundreds of pictures on my phone that have never ended up on here. We have now been enjoying all the goodies that the garden is now offering, and really enjoying cooking meals that have mostly come from the garden.
The salad I made below had come out of the garden:
- Red Lettuce
- Round Lettuce
- Spring onion
- Pea Plant leaves
- New Potatoes
We still don’t have and tomatoes or cucumbers so they were shop bought, and obviously we don’t have cows and chickens, so the eggs and cheese were shop bought. All in all delicious!!
We have have picked most of the pea’s now. We hadn’t looked into what type we had bought and they grew very short and bushy. We were expecting the tall 6ft variety we had the first year that were prolific growers, these unfortunately didn’t get quite so much on them. They tasted lovely but we have only had about 6 meals worth, and that doesn’t quite keep you going. We have also had all our early potatoes out and have been enjoying them with most meals. We have now replanted more seed potatoes to try and get an autumn crop. We haven’t done this before, so we will keep you posted on how they are coming along. We pulled one of our parsnip to see if they were ready, they were a little on the skinny side so we left the others in. but I cooked up the one we pulled and had that roasted for tea.
This year we chose to plant a mixed colour beetroot. We got some white, red and only one of the deep purple. We pulled them all and cooked them ready to be sliced and pickled. Once they were sliced and in clean jars, I put the vinegar mixture over them and they are now ready to be put in the water bath. The white ones looked really weird like fish once cut but we’ll try and look past that and eat them anyway.
We pulled the spring onions, then cut the roots off and replanted them, that’s the bonus of growing spring onions, they will just keep growing.
All the gooseberries are now off the bushes, we have about six bags altogether. I’m hoping to make some gooseberry chutney that will be nice with cheese and maybe some jam or just make some pies and gooseberry fool.
I have used the last bed at the end that had nothing in it to plant some pumpkin seeds. So hopefully they will sprout soon.
Tony has done a bit on the van. He has welded a section on the side, that looks so much better. It’s just a case of getting round to doing some other bits if we get any decent weather any time soon. Unfortunately we didn’t take any pictures.
That’s all for this time. We will write again with any changes or updates on the garden and van.
Stay safe and stay well.
Kiera & Tony