Friday 3 July 2015
Down In The Jungle
The poly tunnel is full to bursting and harvesting in earnest has started and is starting to resemble a jungle.
I remember Sue saying I was very generous with my plant spacing in the tunnel, well you wouldn't think so now, they have filled there allocated space.
I have been picking courgettes this one is called White Steel a heirloom variety
Tomatoes are coming on great just waiting for the to start changing colour now, this one is Russian Black a heirloom variety
Melons are climbing this is an Italian one
Cucumbers have lots of promise of whats to come
Chillies and Peppers are progressing
Aubergine are flowering and forming fruits
Mange Tout have such pretty flowers this one is an Heirloom variety and has red pods
The courgettes I picked in the morning I turned into noodles
I kept some back for my dinner and the rest went into the dehydrator
Packaged ready to use I will do some in chunks grated and slices so they can be used in different ways
For my dinner I fried them up in olive oil and garlic with some chopped onion and had them with an omelet I had a couple of cracked eggs to use.
While the dehydrator was on I had a few apples sitting in the bowl that were starting to go soft
so they went in as well as apple flakes
I have also been practising with my spinning
this was some Jacob Sheep roving's I had not perfect but I am getting better, I want to make a start with some of the Alpaca fleeces this week end.
I will post more about it on my craft blog later. Its all a learning curve.