Today was beautiful at the plot, mild and gentle. It's definitely harvest season, as everything is now bearing fruit. I picked tomatoes, peppers both sweet and spicy, courgettes, mini sweetcorn and french beans to bring home.
The pumpkins are flying, doing their level best to take over the world - or at least the beds around them. It seems like a giant mass of foliage (brilliant at suppressing weeds) but a look underneath reveals hidden giants:
I also finally got around to harvesting the maincrop potatoes, which thankfully weren't as bad as expected. There were a few smushy stinky ones in the mix, but on the whole they were alright, if a bit small. I have a small bag each of five varieties; Black Bog, Butes, Great Scot, Purple Mystery and Roosters.
|These are the slightly damaged ones, either a bit nibbled or accidentally skewered when digging them up. I cooked them all, and we'll have them as potato salad or fried potatoes in the next couple of days.|