I must be doing something right this year. The four gooseberry bushes are loaded with fruit. It's half and half green and pink. They all look green at the moment, though. I'm hoping for some pies. My Aunty Mavis used to make pie after pie for us when we'd collected fruit from the abandoned prefabs near to where I grew up. They'd all had allotments and there was all manner of things in there. Ponds as well, which is where my love of frogs and newts comes from.
The actual buildings had been removed, but the gardens had all run into one and become a great big fruit plot. We also used to go bilberrying out on the moors, which is fun but a bit messy.
These are the blackcurrants, the redcurrants are also doing well. Redcurrants are especially useful when jam making, due to the pectin levels. I also planted other berries but there's no show there yet.
Remember the three apple trees we bought, not that long ago? One is looking a bit dodgy in the leaf department, a bit too much wind and rain, I think.
But the John Grieve...
These have a distinct appley look to me. It's all very exciting, and something else to check on each morning.
The tomatoes seem to grow as we watch and the pepper plants are doing something. I'm just not sure what.
I bought them as tiny seedlings and planted them into pots with a cane. Well, they're about six inches tall now and are flowering already. I imagined they'd climb, or trail or something. I don't even know what sort of peppers they are...
I'm going to have to do a bit less glass recycling and save the best for the produce. I wish I'd grown onions as well, I love making (and eating) pickled onions. I used to wear a ski mask and stand outside when peeling them, but these days they don't bother me quite as much.
We have also been given something for the garden. It requires the purchase of a special component, then I'll share it.