Bumper Year in the Garden…

This year has been so good in our vegetable garden. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few of things that have been grown, harvested, cooked and eaten.

The tomatoes have produced and are still producing lots of fruit.

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These are in the greenhouse at the moment ripening off, but late last month I made some homemade soup to put into the freezer for the winter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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On the left are the tomatoes which were being used and on the right in our wok, the tomatoes reducing down (must admit it tasted lovely :).

We had lots of raspberries too!

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This was taken with my phone and is a bit out of focus. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ All told we have about 9 tubs in the freezer for winter; we still had plenty to have lots of deserts with during the summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

We had lots of onions which are now on strings – I did a How to String Onions blog last year if your interested in learning how to string them up: Here

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Although I’m not that fond of onions my dad is so we grow loads. Here they are in the greenhouse ready for stringing. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also grew cucumber this year – a first for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We also grew, runner beans, new potatoes, cabbage, lettuce, rhubarb, carrots, beetroot and radish. I have a small wildflower meadow which I hope next year will be a haven for wildlife and will be in its second year, hopefully it will produce more wildflowers for the bees and pollinating insects. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s really nice to be able to grow your own and eat healthily with food that comes from the garden and I am so pleased that our crops have done so well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you have a vegetable garden and enjoy the pleasure of sustainable living? What have you been growing in your garden and do you have anything that is unusual that you have grown? Let me know in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

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