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Fruits Of My Labour

by greenrabbitdesigns

We are now starting to reap the benefits of all the seed planting!
Courgettes have been picked and eaten and I have sowed some more as they are so delicious! I have never grown them before and I just couldn’t believe the difference in taste to shop bought ones.

Tomatoes are coming along nicely too. This is my first truss to ripen, it’s a beef tomato. I also planted Moneymaker and an Italian variety. Someone brought me the seeds from Italy and as my Italian is non-existent I’m not quite sure what they are only that they are quite big! I have a really good crop of tomatoes so we’ll be enjoying them for some time to come.

The peas that I planted are a variety that are grown in pots, so I don’t have a huge amount of them, but they are lovely. I probably won’t have enough for a meal so we just pick them and eat them raw, they are so sweet!
Strawberries are much the same, there never seems to be enough ripe at the one time, so it’s pick and eat before the birds or slugs and snails do!

There are always plenty of salad leaves too, they just keep coming.
It’s great being able to go out to the garden at lunchtime and bring in something for a sandwich which is freshly picked and hasn’t travelled miles before it reaches your bread!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jane August 9, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Harvesting always makes all the effort worth while does’nt it Vivienne? You have grown some wonderful veg and as you say nothing beats home grown. I’m off to pick some beans now for our dinner.Enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Take care,
Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns August 9, 2010 - 5:31 pm

I must admit it’s very satisfying eating something you’ve grown yourself!
Enjoy your beans, thanks for dropping in and have a good week Jane! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

Mia August 9, 2010 - 5:31 pm

Oh how I envy you, Viv!

Our garden (it’s not really a garden, it’s a back yard, really) is quite empty, all I can get from there are rhubarbs, some red&black currants and smell of roses in Midsummer. Your vegetables look delicious and I am SO SURE they taste so much better than ones in the shops!

Well done ๐Ÿ™‚


greenrabbitdesigns August 9, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Oh yes Mia they definitely do taste better!
You should try growing in pots. So many vegetables can be grown in pots now, no need for a big garden. ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a lovely week!
Vivienne x

Dani August 10, 2010 - 12:50 am

Oh, I miss Oxford, England for gardening. My garden isn’t doing well here. Tomatoes look yummy, as do your strawberries. I am so smitten with raw peas, delicious! Wonderful garden.

greenrabbitdesigns August 10, 2010 - 9:30 am

Thanks Dani!
Raw peas are good. Enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

Gina August 10, 2010 - 10:43 am

You can’t beat picking your home grown veg and turning it into a meal! This is what has been inspiring me to cook lately.

greenrabbitdesigns August 10, 2010 - 11:41 am

That is so true Gina! It’s very satisfying I have to say. ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

rebekkaseale August 11, 2010 - 3:20 am

You are LUCKY!!! The ONLY thing I don’t like about living in my downtown loft is that I don’t get to play in the dirt…not that I was ever much good at it anyway:) These are gorgeous!!!

greenrabbitdesigns August 11, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Thanks Rebekka, yes playing in the dirt is fun! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

Julia August 11, 2010 - 1:31 pm

Ooh I tell you what, that is a great looking bunch of produce! Well done!! My tomatoes are still green, probably due to lack of sun in the Yorkshire area…still, yours look delicious, I hope you enjoy them!

Much love
Julia x x x

greenrabbitdesigns August 11, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Thanks Julia! I still have quite a few green tomatoes as well! They seem to be later ripening this year compared to last year.
Vivienne ๐Ÿ™‚

val August 12, 2010 - 9:42 pm

Hi Vivienne, You are a regular market gardener aren’t you! How delicious to be able to eat your own crops, and everything looks so good. I seem to remember plantings in times gone by and SOMETHING always had their share before we did! Yours all look perfect. Enjoy :0)
Val xx

greenrabbitdesigns August 12, 2010 - 10:16 pm

Thanks Val, we are enjoying them! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

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