Summer has been and gone (if indeed it happened at all) and now that it's autumn, my tomatoes have finally decided to ripen.
|Various heirloom tomatoes and basil.|
Heavy winds have blown quite a few apples off our tree, which is a convenient way to pick them. I've been making lacto-fermented apple sauce and apple cinnamon oat muffins with them.
My Scarlet Runner Beans are producing well. I've been freezing some, eating some raw and cooking the rest with whatever we're having for dinner. I've found they're nice sautéed in butter with this cabbage and cumin seed recipe.
|Close-up of Scarlet Runner Beans.|
|Beans and carrots.|
|Red, purple, orange and white carrots, self-seeded tomatoes, and beetroot.|
|Self-seeded cherry tomato plant.|
We've eaten all the potatoes from the raised garden I built out of an old bed. Now I'm just waiting for my broccoli to produce something edible. The plants are massive, but I've only had a few tiny sprouts off one of them.
|Huge broccoli plants that have produced next to nothing edible.|
I cleared a lot of the creeper growing over my herb wall, and the trailing rosemary plants are flourishing with the extra breathing space.
|Herb wall: Rosemary, basil, parsley, tarragon, oregano and thyme tucked into various nooks.|
|Original raised garden for leafy greens, basil and strawberries.|
My two zucchini plants are looking a bit battered and bruised after some heavy winds recently, but they're still producing zucchinis so I'll keep them on for as long as I can.
What's happening in your garden?