On Saturday I harvested another five yellow peppers – if someone had told me I’d still be harvesting them now I would have thought they were crazy.
I also harvested more chillies – red and green to freeze ready to make Thai curry pastes when I have time.
I have already dried a huge quantity but sometimes I prefer using fresh chillies to dried. There was a solitary aubergine left on a skeleton of a plant, I thought it would be bad inside but when I sliced it to cook; it was hard and white inside and tasted delicious, after roasting in the oven along with the peppers. I even found a few raspberries, though the flies seemed to be enjoying them which rather put me off eating them. While walking around the garden I found this fallen leaf in amongst some wild rocket plants. Quite why so many snails of varying sizes where congregated there but they made a good photo before I disposed of them! It was cold in the morning and a little grey but by mid-day the sun was shining and it felt warm on my back as I continued tidying up the vegetable garden. When I went to bed the stars were shining so I imagined that it would be a cold night! I awoke to a pink tinted dawn and blanket frost on the fields, but it was Sunday so I snuggled back into bed, promising myself that I would get up to photograph the frost before it disappeared. I was due to help some friends, who have just started a nursery, to put the plastic on their poly-tunnel so I was very glad it wasn’t raining today as had been forecast. Again I didn’t expect that the plants that would look the best with frost on would be silver leaved varieties.