OK I know it isn’t the first of June today but for record keeping it is important that I know the date I harvested the first tomatoes that were enough for a small salad and not just the odd one plucked from the vine as I’m passing. First two courgettes too, small, but I like to always pick them small, were cooked in a little olive oil and tasted nutty and good. The spinach on the plate is the harvest from a pot. I find it easier to grow spinach this way, so far in the greenhouse but from now on I’ll let it germinate in the greenhouse and then put the pot in a light shady position.
The last of the peas and broad beans have now been harvested. The best ever pea crop and the beans did well too. Having tried the dwarf variety I think I’d grow them again and the beans seemed to stay the size I want to eat them longer and remained green rather than that inedible grey skin forming.
I’ve had to harvest a lot of the onions because they have thrown up flower stems; they are small but that’s OK as during summer I like roasting them whole with other vegetables but I hope the rest will swell to produce some larger onions to store.
What are you picking from the garden at present? Do you keep records that will help you in future years?