We really, really love growing our own fruit and veges and nuts but it involves lots of work.
Having grown them we hate to waste any so spend hours eating them, freezing them, processing them or giving them away.
For those of you who also grew vege plants from the New World free seeds last year the wee tomatoes at the top came from those seeds ( planted back at the end of October ).
R's large tomato in the pic weighed 608 grams . Beefsteak or Bigbeef. It is a very fleshy tom and not too many seeds. We do have medium sized ( normal ) ones as well.
Last evening's dinner plate. Every veg on it we grew.
Beans ; corncob; egg plant; potato; courgettes green and yellow and tomatoes.
R BBQ-ed steaks and sausages but I didn't really have space on my plate or in my stomach.
Tomatoes are easy to make into various sauces, pastes, soupsand juice which then freeze well... Cucumbers and courgettes less so. For them it has to be soup or pickle or loaves.
Apparently cucumbers cook okay in curries?? Must try it.
Elsewhere in the flower garden I am having an ongoing battle with rabbits eating my young plants. Some newly planted seedlings totally disappeared as did my young cress seedlings. We have seen various sizes of rabbits but shooting them is proving difficult. But I am on the War path.( and covering small things with netting.)