Up early this morning at 7am. Well early for a Saturday anyway.
Straight into the garden, turned on the tank to water the veggies, little bit of cleaning up after the dogs, a chat to the chickens then a haircut with my clippers (for me, not the chooks). Then at 8am I turned off the water and started harvesting ripe vegetables from the patch.
Here is my bounty for the day
So many veggies! It makes an ‘almost’ vegetarian’s mouth water. The three large yellowish cucumbers (top left) were for the chickens.
Left to right: Tommy toe, Tigerella, Riesentraube, Self seeded cherry, Broad Ripple Yellow Currant, and Basil at the top.
Finally, a whole large punnet of cherry tomatoes for salads. They are so sweet and tasty. These are all self sown from last years crop of Tommy Toe tomatoes.
I love this time of year. So many ingredients for a summer salad. Delightful and satisfying, knowing that I grew it all myself.
It’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
Gavin Webber says
Yes it is!
Awesome! I love harvesting – it makes it all come together!
nice load there Gav. I’m picking much the same atm.
Frugal Living UK says
How fantastic, there’s nothing like having done it yourself.
They all look so delicious!
Looking good, Gav – a very generous haul!
Hehehe, we have the same orange chilli’s. I made a pasta dish last week that included two small chilli’s – so I threw two of them in, seeds and all, first time cooking with them. We couldn’t eat it. It was soooooo hot! Kind of funny, but a real waste as well.
always loved the way cherry tomatoes reseeded themselves from year to year! delicious looking veggies! I’m starting to patio garden…I’ve had chives going for sometime, planted spring onions and lettuce from seeds…I’m excited!
We’re deep in winter in here in ‘Old Blighty’,with some rather cold nights and quite a few sub zero nights recently (actually we’re pretty lucky as most of the country is under snow); so it’s great to see someone else’s harvest to remind me of what’s to come once it warms up – and to start me thinking about preparing to make it happen of course. Thanks Gavin – a very timely post. 🙂
Gavin Webber says
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I do love to spend time harvesting. With all that hard work to grow the stuff, I am glad there is a huge reward at the end.