July is awesome. Not just cause it’s party month (my birthday and our wedding anniversary) but because July is usually the month of abundance in the vegetable garden with beetroot, courgettes, peas, blueberries, strawberries, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and loads more. This year has been a tad more exciting than others because we’re growing a few things this year that we haven’t in a while.
This year is the first time in a few years that we are growing peas. We’ve got the Scottish favourite – Keveldon Wonder growing up a storm in one of the raised beds and we’re already cropping handfuls to eat right there and then in the garden and bowlfuls to use in meals. But the most exciting thing about that raised bed is the beans. We have NEVER had success with green beans, well not the climbing varieties, ever… EVER, EVER, EVER! We did ok with dwarf beans but this year is the first time we’ve seen proper beanstalks…. mind the giant!
On the flip side though, compared to last year, the beetroot are tiny. It’s that thing though, comparison. They are actually lovely beetroot, small and sweet. But because last year they were huge by this time, I’m complaining. Can’t win!
One bonus this year though, is the pineberries. Oh my they are amazing!!!!!! They are definitely staying, much smaller than normal strawberries but SO SO SO good.
There’s so much more to tell you about, so jump into this week’s video and see me fail at resisting the pineberries, and hear the answer to this month’s big question – what to do with the strawberry runners… and much much more 😀
Thank you to Kate for the amazing pictures for today’s blog and our social media feeds.