As the weather continues to become more summery – and even goes over the top sometimes as it hit 30 degrees Celsius this week – the vegetable garden continues to grow. The potatoes seem to love the weather, as the plants are absolutely massive. They slowly but surely continue to flower (and grow some more). I wonder what size potatoes we’ll be able to harvest when they’re ready… 🙂
As you can see, the tomatoes are also doing great! We just need to think of a better way to keep them upright, as our DIY reed sticks don’t seem to have enough strength to do the job.
One thing I also noticed is how much the beans have grown! Last week they looked more like a couple stalks with some leaves on them, but now they’re really starting to look like bushes. As they should, since we picked non-climbing varieties. Although the middle row looks like they might want to climb so we might have made a little mistake there. But we’ll see 🙂
Another thing we made a mistake with – although it’s more of a case of mistaken identity – we thought we’d planted Brussels spouts… But seeing how the plants develop, I think we might have accidentally planted broccoli. 🙂
*Makes a mental note about properly labeling sowing beds in the future
And as I said I might do this week, I harvested the oxheart cabbage that looked ready to harvest. And, in my opinion, it was! I think we harvested it right on time too, as I discovered lots and lots of snails hiding underneath it. Which would explain all the damage on this poor cabbage 😉
Now I’m not really a cabbage-person, but if I eat it it’s usually in recipes with rice during winter time. But because we just harvested our first home grown cabbage, I really wanted to try it! So I looked up some recipes, and decided on a salad. Way out of my comfort zone, but if many people published recipes with it, it has to be good 🙂 So, we tried it… and I loved it!
So far the vegetable garden is a huge success, and I love spending time there. I love that vegetables and fruits are slowly but surely coming into harvest season and I can finally taste the fruit of my labors (pun intended). Not everything I try is a success, but I’ll get there 🙂 As slowly and surely as the vegetables continue to grow.