Post Holiday Harvesting

I’m back! And look what was waiting for me in the garden. Heaven! We had a long drive home and I stopped off at M & S (as you do) to get some essentials since we had no food at home. I nearly bought some Lettuce (and some Tomatoes – I’ve no faith) but I didn’t, I held out. I’m soooo glad I did. We came home to a bumper crop, including tons of Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cucumber, Apples, Grapes!, Blueberries and Raspberries. Even Marks and Spencer can’t top that.

I have to say (and this is a bit embarrassing given my paranoia) our neighbours were really sweet. They picked my Raspberries and put them in a box in my freezer! They are my new best friends.

Well, I’m glad to be back (with some new interesting, foreign seeds in my seed basket) and I will be going through the comments you’ve all made today. Happy Gardening everyone – onwards and upwards!

11 Comments on “Post Holiday Harvesting

  1. If I lived next door to you I’d have eaten all that lovely produce. It looks gorgeous. Makes you glad to be home, doesn’t it!

  2. Am feeling hugely inadequate now. Loads of veg beds outside and all I have to show for it is the odd lettuce leaf, a strangely dented looking courgette and an awful lot of carrots.

    Your prduce is so much more ambitous, appetising and impressive. Damn. I’m going off to sulk…

  3. Glad that you found everything in order on your return. What a great harvest to come home to.

  4. Harrumph!!!

    Here in Austria our weather is much better than yours in England so why are your veg still growing and giving you crops like that, when all my stuff is winding down for the Winter????? All we have still growing are cherry tomatoes, peppers and chillies. Everything else is over and done with.

    I was in the UK for 2wks in August (11-22) and it was 18°C. After having had 37°C here at home, I spent the whole time in wooly jumpers freezing my backside off and I can’t believe that veg can still grow in that temperature – and outlast mine.

    Whilst I’m pleased for you (particularly with regards to your tomatoes as you were so worried you weren’t going to get any), I am also jealous and pig sick! We’re having to buy stuff from the supermarket again now, which is quite depressing after having enjoyed all our own salad and veg all through Summer.

    Ah well, I guess I’ll just have to suck it up and put a brave face on it until I can have my own stuff again next year.

    Enjoy your plentiful bounty!!

  5. Great looking harvest! That was very sweet of your neighbors to do. Having friendly neighbors makes all of the difference in the world.

    Do you know what variety of grape you have? I wonder the varieties popular in Britain would be suited to our climate here in New England as well.

  6. Fancy you worrying about them eating it and they have frozen your raspberries for you. Brilliant. What nice neighbours you’ve got. I think you owe them a raspberry muffin for that.

  7. Look at those grapes! And sweet of your caretakers for freezing the berries :-) Can’t wait to read about the new travel finds and the seeds!

  8. Hi Thomas – I’ve no idea what variety my Grape vine is. It’s a black Grape and it’s also not seedless. But it’s very, very sweet. Maybe you can narrow it down from that. Sorry.