Friday, 28 July 2017

Five on Friday - Vegetable Soup

Hello

Thanks for joining us as we link up with Tricky for Five on Friday.

Our vegetable planting had a late start this year with us being away at the Optimum Time.  Tomato plants had to be bought from the nearby Nursery but the chillies carried over indoors for the Winter, have performed really well and the seeds planted later than usual, have caught up and are producing the required vegetables.  Sadly, we won't have any potatoes this year but the ones grown at the farm are delicious enough.  Let's have a look in the garden.

One - Tomatoes

Mr CK grows them in growbags and cuts off the suckers, which he has planted in pots, producing even more plants.  You can never have enough tomatoes, they are so versatile, even the green ones. There are two varieties, a small red one and a larger brown one.




Two - Seeds

Along with the usual radish,  Mr CK has tried fennel and swiss chard, all in pots, which have done brilliantly.  Both are so pretty to look at and the fennel fern is quite tasty, a bit like dill with an aniseedy twist.  I'm looking forward to seeing the seed pods.



Three - Chillies

The year-old chilli plants have done really well and this seems to be the way to go, rather than start from scratch each year.





Four - Beans and Peas

Again in pots, after a bit of a slow start, these are coming on well and will give us enough for a few dinners.  We thoroughly enjoy eating these raw fresh from the plants, well, after a wash, they taste so much better.  These are dwarf varieties, just right for the pots, it just shows you don't need an allotment or huge garden to have a go.


 Five - Flowers

I couldn't resist finishing off with a few of the recent stars.  The verbenas were purchased from Lidls very cheaply.  Initially they seemed to take a long while to get established but now they are off and looking beautiful.





Wishing you all a very happy week wherever you are.

Cheerio

14 comments:

  1. We're growing similar things here. Looking forward to ripe toms!

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  2. your garden is absolutely beautiful! i agree, you can never have too many tomatoes!!

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  3. To say you started late because of your holiday you have some great produce growing in your garden:)

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    1. It's all coming along nicely. 😊

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  4. The vegetable garden is great. I like tomatoes from the own harvest. Then they taste so good!
    Have a nice weekend
    Loretta

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    1. Thanks Loretta. Picking tomatoes from the plant yourself makes all the difference, doesn't it. 😊

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  5. Love your flowers, very pretty. We've got some tomatoes growing in the greenhouse this year and will have gooseberries, strawberries and usually red currants later too. That's it for growing though we have grown more vegetables other years. Cathy x

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    1. Sounds delicious. Redcurrants look so beautiful in the sunshine. Enjoy your home grown produce. 😊

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  6. British home grown toms are the best in the world, Hope your Mr CK saw Monty Don's chilli's last night on the TV, I reckon he's better than Monty!!! It's a lovely time of year for sure enjoying veggies from the garden :)
    Wren x

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    1. It's so exciting watching the plants grow from a tiny seed and produce such yummy things. We have chillies coming out of our ears here. x

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  7. We're waiting ever so impatiently for the few tomatoes in our garden to turn red. Meanwhile neighbors a block over have more tomatoes than they know what to do with (actually they're making salsa). Beautiful flowers as well!

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    1. That's a bit annoying, it must be the variety. I expect they'll all go red at the same time and you'll have tomatoes with every meal!

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