Yesterday when I opened the greenhouse door in the morning there was an overwhelming perfume of MELON! So this morning I ate just fruit for breakfast, all of it from the garden.
There were many more raspberries and strawberries but I’d eaten them before I thought about writing this post!
The melon weighed in at 1.75 kg, its weight was just beginning to make the stalk come away from the fruit. Here it is growing in the greenhouse and in all its glorious stages.
I still can’t quite believe that I can grow melons, which is the reason for the excessive number of images. Those of you who have this Ikea chopping board will understand the size of the melon.
Figs are really my favourite fruit and this year there are more than ever before but the birds have also decided they rather like them so I don’t know how many they will leave for me. The strawberries are being very productive and the raspberries are still producing enough to eat some every couple of days; new stems have grown that will produce more fruit next month, I imagine.
We are eating meals that consist many of vegetables as there is so much produce being harvested. Yesterday evening we barbeque-grilled peppers, sliced aubergine and zucchini (courgettes) and I made a tomato salad with T. Mamande precoce (early) and a yellow pear-shaped tomato that I grew from seed that came from a tomato a friend gave me 18 months ago (I had been worried that they wouldn’t come true from the seed as she had many different varieties.
For a little appetizer I cooked a cob of sweetcorn.
There is something so very satisfying about harvesting and eating immediately crops from the garden. I especially love picking strawberries and raspberries and eating them still warm from the sun.