Amongst the failures have been some surprising successes such as the blackberries and apples which of course go very well together. So I've been making deep pies with them. I should also make some jam.
The beetroot are very big this year and I have been pickling them and making soups but I also like to make curry dishes with them. The problem is that I am the only one in the family that eats them, oh well all the more for me.
The apples are good enough to eat raw as well as for cooking.
I dug up some strawberries and planted new ones that had grown from runners. The old plants have distorted leaves and fruit (is that a virus?) so I replaced them. I contemplated replanting the whole bed elsewhere as perhaps I should not be growing them in the same place for so long. I'll give it another year.
There's a good haul of peppers in the greenhouse which are starting to turn red.
The ugly truth
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