Those are some lovely beets and onions. And your apples look like they did well. I planted beets a couple weeks ago, hopefully they'll have enough time to develop.
The lilies are beautiful, and I can almost smell them all the way over here! Your beets are lovely, and I can imagine the cylindrical ones are easy to slice, as well as pretty for pickling.
Very nice beets. I've had a few monster carrots like yours LOL I guess gardening shouldn't be boring
Our plums and greengages have had a good year, in fact the greengages have had the best year ever. The apples are OK but the pear harvest is almost non-existent
Your harvests are so pretty with so much diversity this time of year. Oxheart and paste tomatoes never do well for us, I think they hate our intensely hot summers. Your beets and carrots look so good.
Phuong, tomatoes are fickle like that aren't they? Too cold, they won't grow. Too hot, they won't grow. I am always grateful for a good harvest here
Your tomato jam recipe sounds tasty. I've made jam with green ones before but not ripe ones, so I'll have to try it. I always have a hard time telling when melons are ripe. I do love the Galia types.
Dave, I am going to add the recipe for the jam with paprika this week, and also try a red one with chilli, if that helps
Doesn't your polytunnel look great jam-packed full of produce. I really must give melons a go in the polytunnel. The last time i grew them i ended up picking them all too early - just too impatient.
Joy, I am hoping for that wonderful melon smell in the tunnel when the others ripen together, so I know they will be really properly ripe then
Your harvest is amazing. Look at all those wonderfully coloured tomatoes. what are the small dark red ones called? Also that blackberry cranachan looks delicious. All the photographs are wonderful!
Tomato harvest seem very variable this year in different areas! Shawn Ann, I made a strawberry version of this dessert yesterday with a white choc sauce and crushed pistachios, which went down well!
We make sauce from our tomatoes too but we freeze it. We don't have neat as many tomatoes as you nor as many varieties.
Stunning harvest and pictures. The dessert looks beautiful! Great shot of the tiny hover fly!
So many beautiful tomatoes! And your cucumbers and courgettes look perfect. I just planted a bunch of vegetables in preparation of cooler weather.
Look at all those love tomatoes! It sounds like you have been busy processing and preserving them. I oven roast some of mine too, and I think they freeze well.
How did you persuade the rabbit to leave, Dave?
I think it left on its own, after it had eaten all the garden! I tried trapping it but had no luck.
The sunflowers are truly lovely and so colorful! And the roasted tomato soup sounds good either cold or hot. I feel your pain with the rabbit. I had one inside the fenced garden a few years ago.
Thank you for that Michelle. Now I know what they are called I'd read all around this... seems it is probably due to environmental conditions.. there's a surprise this year!!!
I’ve had those strange tassels show up on my corn plants too. The are called tassel-ears and those are indeed corn kernels. You can read more about it here: https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/t
Thank you Lea... kind of you to say so
Lea @ Lea's Menagerie
Beautiful flowers, and a good looking harvest of vegetables, too! I wish I had planted carrots this year.
Have a great week!