A stroll around the vegetable garden during the month of August revealed the following sights; the flowers in our garden will follow in the next post.
The artichoke that did not get eaten!!
Aubergine (Egg fruit/plant)
Red hot (I know from experience) chillies
Yellow courgettes (zucchini)
Figs - always plentiful here
Granny Smith apples - my favourite
Quinces by the dozen; I have a VERY healthy crop this year!! Removal of an old plum tree close by a year ago has certainly encouraged growth. Now up to my ears in quince jam and jelly; we have passed some round to our neighbours and will look forward to eating our way through the rest during 2012!
The large ones above are, I think, even hotter than the little ones - Chilli sauce and jelly coming up....
Methinks I am going to be busy in the kitchen - quinces, figs, chillies etc, but so glad the late rains ( and a lot of work) have provided such a bountiful harvest.