First Chilli Harvest of 2009 (and a few pics)
Well thanks to a little bit of sunshine in the last couple of days, a few of my chillis have ripened, unfortunately one of my huge spanish peppers had gone mouldy, i think it had been attacked by slugs so i will have to go on a slug hunt soon.[singlepic id=376 w=320 h=240 float=right]
The weather has also brought about a bumper harvest of french beans and purple climbing beans…the purple beans and their plants are really pretty but they loose their purple colour when cooked.
The greenhouse is rammed full of tomatoes and chillis, along with a couple more cucumbers. The random bursts of sun are causing a few problems with stuff drying out but they plants all seem to be healthy.
The rain destroyed potato plants are a bit of a concern but the spuds are still coming thing and fast and are showing no signs of damage so fingers crossed they will stay ok.
My parsnips and cabbages are getting a bit out of control, i wish i had sowed them in nice straight lines like the blokes on the allotment (see pic)[singlepic id=377 w=320 h=240 float=right]
The slugs have had all of my onion tops so I’ve learned a valuable lesson to protect them next year. They have also made a start on the new rhubarb leaves so will have to look into protecting that next year.
Finally the apple trees are both full of apples so it wont be long before im making apple pies and crumble!!!