As always I do thank you for your comments and support on previous posts. I am grateful to all those who left little snippets of advice on freezing eggs, I intend to give it a go. The weather here is still idyllic with a slight breeze ensuring the midges are kept at bay. We managed to get the grass cut and then spent a short while in the garden room having a sort out. As requested let me take you on a little tour. The sprouts, kale and cauli are thriving and are ready to be transplanted.
Monday 24 August 2020
Garden Room Tour
We are eating the salad leaves and onions daily and really enjoying them. The onions are quite strong but add a real boost and flavour to our meals.
The tomatoes have been a mixed bag the ones we grew in hanging baskets have been a blessing, a very tasty tomato I suspect because they are so much closer to the light and the heat. The others grown in grow bags are late developers and are only just starting to fruit. The peppers too have also been a disappointment.
On a more positive note we have done so well with the potatoes and are harvesting them on a regular basis. The harvest today consisted of potatoes, courgettes, mint, chives, rhubarb and of course eggs.
We intend to keep the indoor garden going throughout the Winter to see if we can indeed grow anything. Not sure that we will have enough sunlight for any substantial growth but we shall see.
As you can see, some success and a lot of lessons learnt so that we can improve. Everything put to good use. The mint was finely chopped and made into mint sauce. The chives chopped into an ice cube tray, a little water added and frozen to be used in soups/stews.
It makes me happy to add a little to our store cupboard and know that we will enjoy the taste of Summer in those dreary Winter days. I came across an old recipe book today and browsed through it. I found a recipe for apple and mint jelly which I will be making soon and another for rhubarb, orange and ginger jam, yum sounds delicious.
Well I will close for now and get down to some crafting which I will share on another post. Take care and look after yourselves in these very strange times.
See you soon.