Monday, October 28, 2013
The garden is very productive right now. The broad beans are always a success, this year particularly so. I pulled our garlic yesterday as it was dying off at the top and the ground so wet I worried it would start to rot. The carrots, well that's but a fraction of what we have still in the ground, so sweet and crisp, I don't know I have ever cooked any as they are simply so good raw.
I have three tomatoes already in the ground, have had for the past month. A black russian, tommy toe and San Marzano. I will need to get the broad beans out before I can plant any more summer veg. I'm considering another raised bed, as it would buy so much more production for us, but will have to see if Geoff can tolerate going more Mediterranean... I'll be planting lots of basil again as we're still enjoying the last of our basil oil from last year, a huge success and such a delicious taste of summer in a single spoonful. Eggplants, Zucchini and Peppers, some more Chilli. Hard to believe it will ever be summer right now, as we're back into winter weather, but before long I don't doubt I'll be dreaming of cold nights.