The harvest continues to come in and be delicious. Here’s a quick photo tour:
The patch in the sunshine. Idyllic, no?
A pumpkin beginsâ€¦
Harvest. One plant worth of Lapland potatoes, a smallish yellow courgette and a fresh batch of Rhubarb, delightfully pink.
A tomato plant jungle!
Cucumbers in progress!
Our garlic drying â€“ only one of the cloves I planted failed!
The Lapland potatoes in particular were a fantastic result. We’re getting about 1.5kg of new potatoes with each plant (we had five seed pots), and they work in every meal context – soft, creamy and delicious. We’re going to have to get out to Finland again next spring to pick up some new seed potatoes as think I’ll struggle to keep them fresh over winter otherwise!
I do wish I’d picked up the books earlier. Paul & Rach gave us Dr Hessayon’s seminal vegetable and herb grower book, and Lilt and Jason gave us an epic gardener’s bible. Both are filled with tips I should have noted earlier in the season that would have boosted our – tomato crop in particular – dramatically. Still, canâ€™t complain about the results for our first year of veg production!