A quick dash to the plot this morning between the stormy showers, in the main just to make sure that the all the canes supporting tomatoes and beans are standing up to the strong winds and of course to check on the aubergines, yes that is a plural because on Sunday we found another three.
Plums from the neighbouring plot were all over the path and another slew of small unripe windfall apples. Valerie has been cooking these, has anyone tried it? A couple of the heavily laden San Marzano tomato plants had blown over into the chilli peppers inspite of my efforts at the weekend to remove excess foliage and the Sweet Ingrid bell peppers had also fallen over even though they have a sheltered position at the side of the green house. A bit of string and some more canes to support them and we’re all back to normal.
The first of the sweet corn were picked today and Sonia and Steadman gave me a bunch of carrots the first of which I’ve already eaten for lunch, the rest will used in the One Minute Carrot Salad a recipe from Le Pain Quotidien cookery book, I think it’s essentially shredded carrot with a dressing. Sonia’s also promised to make her marrow bake recipe for us to try tomorrow. A treat to look forward to.
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