Monday, 20 June 2011

Broad bean harvest

I finally managed to get to the Lottie on Sunday and wow, what a broad bean harvest. I collected 6 kilos of broad beans!

This equalled 1.5 kilos once shelled.

I'm afraid I cannot show you the lovely broad bean, bacon and mint pasta we made with it, as we were too busy eating and going 'yummmmmmmmmm' and 'mmmmmmmm'...

Of course, that only used up 300g of broad beans, so still got heaps left for more broad bean delights in the next few days. Oh, and I probably still have close to another 8-10 kilos (unshelled) that will be ready to pick in the next couple of weeks. Some to freeze for winter then. Yay.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Too busy to garden

I'm just so busy at the moment with work that I've barely had a chance to do any gardening for the last couple of weeks, apart from tying back some tomatoes and pinching out the side growth. On the plus side, all the rain means at least watering hasn't been a problem. Though on the minus again, the weeds will now be mountain high at the lottie... Oh, another plus, I like weeding - kind of a zen like activity. Ahh, the life of a gardener, ups, downs, slugs, then ups again.  ;-)