Apart from badgers destroying the sweetcorn, the end of July and early August was a superb month for the potager. Reaping fennel, spinach, aubergines, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, beetroot, cauliflower, broccoli, calabrese, beans, gemsquash and leeks. Picking the last of the strawberries, and raspberries just starting to fill that gap.
I was given some melon seeds (Melon F1 SV6234MC) by the online seed company I use, and they are superb! Glorious texture, juicy, sweet and so big.Potatoes have also been a success this year. We have been digging potatoes for the pot for the past month, but now starting to harvest in earnest. There is something immensely satisfying in turning the soil and discovering potatoes!
So far we have dug the Celtianes – a semi early variety that produces a very tasty potato that has proved to be good for all-round cooking. One day of drying out of the soil, then we pack them away in the barn for long term storage. In the photo below, shallots and red onions also drying ready for storage.
Onions and garlic strung.