Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Start Of A Mini Harvest

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During England's mini heatwave, all our vegetable patches and fruit bushes exploded in an abundance of colourful pickings serving us bucket-full's of organic home made delights. I know I touched on this in my last post, but after returning from holiday, I just couldn't wait to show you before we gobble everything up in a variety of stir-fries, salads, and soups! Today we picked hundreds of runner and french beans.. not a particular favourite in our family, but I guess we haven't got a choice now whether we like them or not! Mum has been mentioning setting up one of those cute stalls (an almost broken table with a scribbly hand written sign 'help yourself' with a variety of greens) at the end of our drive to help lighten the load.

I couldn't resist sneaking in a snap of our pool, despite it not being heated, it was perfect for cooling off and games of 'marco polo' when the sun got too much. We've got a fair bit of harvesting left to do over the next few weeks; so watch this space :)

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  1. Mmmm - my veggies have been coming up, too! LOVE eating fresh, homeground yumminess. :)

  2. French beans are GREAT in risotto or a pork mince chilli! That said, your little hedge veg stall sounds so cute, and now I wish I lived nearby so I could swing by and pick some up :) xx

  3. Aaah, you are a lucky lady! I really want to grow some of my own vegetables but my garden definitely isn't up to it until I move to somewhere better! xo

  4. Wow this is so lovely! I really wish my family grew our own vegetables!xx


  5. Oh I wish I had a garden so I could grow different stuff in it :D

  6. Great post, Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

  7. Such lovely photos! I've been enjoying getting fresh veg from my Dad who has an allotment.

    Lindsey. x

  8. Wow, your photography is wonderful + I love that you've been growing your own. Lovely website.

    Sophie @

  9. I'm growing my first cucumbers and tomatoes this year and am really loving it! I think picking them and eating them will be very satisfying :) I can't wait! Your little 'grow your own' patch looks great too!



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