Pests! For some reason this year caterpillars have decided to invade our crop. We hadn’t ever had a problem with them before, and we had even gone to the effort of covering the crop with white net to stop the white fly we usually get. Maybe it was the weather this year but we had hundreds of them. Unfortunately we had so many hiding in the heads of the broccoli and cauliflowers when they did grow that they were inedible
This year we decided to give Rooster potatoes a go. Here is the rewards from a one of our plants.
The weather hasn’t been great for vegetables or fruit this year, but we still got some! It was the first year we had grown Nectarines and although quite small they tasted great!
Not only do we have a lot of gooseberries but strawberries are ripening in their hundreds. I made a strawberry sponge cake with some of them.
We have lots of gooseberries this year. Google tells me that you need to pick half of the berries early for pies & jams and then leave the remainder to fatten up and ripen fully. So we picked half of the crop and made mini gooseberry crumbles.
As the summer approaches… well lack of it really, some of our early crops are ready to harvest. Spinach is one of them, and here is what we made with it.