Yes – the last harvest from the broad beans today and they have all been pulled up now. The beans harvested weren’t all in the best of conditions though and many have had to be ‘shelled’ post-cooking as the skins are so tough.
The end of the broad beans – waiting for the compost bin
The next question is what to plant in place of the beans? I have some spinach and beetroot that may be worth trying, and some more salad leaves but I’m still considering the situation.
Meanwhile, the weather has been hot and sunny, apart from yesterday when we had some serious thundery rain, so no need for the hosepipe in the garden tonight.
We all had to pitch in to harvest the blackcurrants during the last couple of days – and they are already being used to make ‘yoghurt ice-cream’. I guess we must have had several pounds from 5 bushes (they are reaching the end of their productive life though).
The last batch of blackcurrants harvested today
More harvesting – tomatoes (mostly olive type), french beans, runner beans and some broccoli today.
Broccoli and runner beans harvest
The cabbage look like they are nearly ready, some broccoli (see above) and the brussels plants are big but no sign of sprouts yet.
Meanwhile, almost all of the lettuce are bolting but there are still leaves that can be used and the new seedlings are nearly ready to be planted out so there shouldn’t be much of a hiatus (and the guinea pigs are still enjoying lots of lettuce).