This is my favourite of all the veggies that we grow in our little veg bed. I pick them every day once they start cropping and after three days we have enough to have a good portion of them with a meal. The beans hide under the leaves and you really have to check carefully that you haven’t missed one. Plus they grow really fast once they start going.
I top and tail them and then steam them. If we have lots or some left over then they are excellent cold in a lemon dressing or a french vinaigrette. Or you can dress them when they are still warm. Just lovely! Only thing is they become green when cooked….
I like radishes too, they make me smile, seeing their bright red forms lifting out of the soil.
We grated some of these raw and made them into a salad. I get a bit sick of beetroot in the winter, but fresh from the ground is always more interesting…
These cabbages are BIG, we haven’t grown this sort before, usually we grow cavalo nero, the black kale which is more upright and takes up less horizontal space. We only have three of these and three of the pointy ones left.
The rain of the last few days has made everything grow very fast. The little cucumber plant that Maureen gave us is producing flowers. No courgettes this year, they take up too much space, and we have earthed up the potato tubs, we’ve never grown those here either.
But the star of the garden is my pear tree which has never fruited before and is covered in fruit for the first time in five years !