Having identified the Spotted Fly Catcher and taken a picture of the joyous nest (Nest of Spotted Fly Catcher), attention turned to the veggie patch. Talk about full steam ahead. The whispy broad beans that two weeks ago were described as being like shoe laces are now anything but! Mrs Sage has gobbled the first and only ripe strawberry (she has boasted at its sweetness, possibly as an act of triumph at getting there first), while lettuces, spinach and radishes are being plucked aplenty as the sun continues to shine on down. Even the sickly cucumbers have recovered.
Photos, from the top: The Broad beans have gone from shoelaces to heavy rope, flowering strawberry with green fruit, blackcurrants being green.
So for the moment it’s good news, but with aphids on the swarm, butterflies flitting from leaf to leaf and slugs to crawl out from under stones etc, it is far too early to be euphoric. And of course, it’s the tomatoes and the princely stake of €5 that has me most worried while The Sage is far more worried about his potatoes and the possibility of the dreaded blight.
Oh, I just saw in the supermarket a bundle of rhubarb for €2.24 and it wasn’t even a big bundle. For heaven’s sake, if you have a garden just go and plant some in a corner of the garden and you can be reaping it for years to come. Needs very little attention. Mmmmm.
8 thoughts on “The Turnaround – Veggie Update II”
I grew up on rhubarb. Rhubarb pie, Rhurbarb sponge or just plain rhubarb and home-made ice-cream.
I do not want to eat it again thank you. Same with silver beet.
My Mother grew virtually all our vegetables and I still remember pulling up the baby carrots when Mum wasn’t looking, washing them under the garden tap, eating them and then sticking the green tops back in the ground so Mum wouldn’t notice.
Ah, the joys of having your own vegie garden. In my next life, I’ve going to have one of my own (instead of living in an inner city flat). We had lots of fruits too, but I don’t remember black currants being in our family garden.
Too much of anyone thing is enough to turn one off ever having again. Shame really, as can be lovely.
Had broad beans straight from the pod today, juicy and delicious…..MM
Wildsherkin, I had accidentally posted it to this blog as this is what it defaults to, but it was meant for my other personal blog. Feel free to go and have a look at it http://believebelievebelieve.wordpress.com Apologies I don’t seem to be able to put a link within the comment box. MM
I’d like to have seen more of ‘I used to think’ but I think the link is broken…
I too have strawberries and blackcurrants (and gooseberries) still looking ‘pale and interesting’ like yours.
good stuff, I love gooseberries too. As I say, I love my food. 🍰
I am off to get the rhubarb – sound idea!