Winter Squash look like good harvest . Is that a Crown Prince I spot there?
There is one there John: the other bluey coloured ones are Ute Indian. Both good keepers
What an impressive harvest! Do you preserve and use most of it or do you sell some of it? You have so much! Maybe you have said and I haven't seen it...
We do preserve and eat a lot but also share with family and friends not not sell anything. We do eat from our plot and stores all year round though and rarely buy vegetables or fruit tbh
Such a lovely assortment of peppers! And you have been bust preserving too. I need to try your ketchup recipe next year. I may make some pepper jam this year if the harvests keep on.
Pepper jam is indeed on our list Dave. So good to make things that remind us of the taste of summer, isn't it?
Look at all those pretty tomatoes and peppers you're still getting, and that's a ton of winter squash. Winter squashes are such lovely things, when other vegetables are but a memory they persist.
Sorry I didn’t mean to imply that you didn’t grow to eat rather that was the only thing we did. Our veg aren’t pretty enough to win prizes anyway!
I didn't think you had. I only mentioned that we eat our Show veg too, as sometimes I have had people think they can't be worth eating if they are large, so no worries, Sue!
I love this post and the creativity. Please do share the recipe for the apple lavender jelly and the pickled pears if you have time, i'd love to try them at home. Well done with all those winners !
I am just sorting out an index for the recipes Shaheen, so you will be able to find things then... give me a couple of days and it'll be done. Glad you are enjoying the blog, thank you
That's amazing that you're able to overwinter onions, and they did so well. And the children did so wonderfully with their entries. Congratulations! Your vegetables are just gorgeous.
Thank you Phuong. I keep these onion seedlings frost free, but these are some Japanese onions that can overwinter outside as seedlings so giving them a go this year to see how they fare
You’ll need to buy a special cabinet for all those cups. We only grow to eat but I can appreciate the work that must have been involved.
Oh we eat them all Sue!! The tomatoes have already been used in preserves and the onions are out in the box in the garage to use as and when... eating is the main reason we grow alright!!
Wow! That is onion dedication - an onion sitter. That's how it goes with show vegetables isn't it. What a great show you had with all those winners. Congratulations.
Means we don't need to worry about the seedlings while we are away, and we return the favour with chilli-sitting when we come back.. win-win really
Thank you Dave. I am hoping the size of the onions isn't just luck!!
Congratulations, that is such an impressive display you all made! It's great that the kids and grandkids were involved and made a good showing. If I could grow onions like your I would be so happy!
Aww thanks Mark. That's a lovely thought to share! The children are full of their news now they are back at school too
What a great result! It emphasises the very broad range of skills you (as a family) possess.