Monday, 28 June 2010

First aubergine!

In spite of our neglect of it yesterday, today the garden rewarded us and we picked and ate our first aubergine of the year – two days earlier than last year, which is surprising given the cold wet weather we’ve had this May and June.  There are several more that will be ready in a few days’ time, and on the right is one of our first Bari cucumbers.

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We also picked one of the last of our lettuces (everyone here says they go to seed on St Jean, 24 June, and that does seem to be true), a few courgettes (there are lots of small ones so we expect a glut next week), two cucumbers and some sweet onions, which have done really well this year.

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Looking ahead to the autumn, the pumpkin plants are growing well – we put a lot of goat manure into that bed.


Jan said...

There's a lot of truth in that old saying, as our lettuces (the fully grown ones anyway) have begun to go rotten and I put four of them on the compost heap the other day!

Gaia's Hope said...

happy harvest!

vrtlarica said...

Our lettuces also are done for now. As we had cold weather, I thought they will produce longer.
That cucumber has an interesting shape; I would never think it’s a cucumber.

Jon Storey said...

More wonderful looking produce.

michelle said...

All you need are tomatoes and you can make ratatouille. Just a few more days until my first tomato, but the eggplant and zucchini are still weeks away.