The day started beautifully cool so it was out with the mower at 9am to cut the grass.
The deal was I would do the front while Hubby harvested three cauliflowers, then he would do the back. It didn’t work like that as he harvested two caulis and almost his finger.
We have a comprehensive first aid kit so he was able to clean, sterilise and steri strip it, however, as I was more of a hindrance than assistant (he has a certain way of doing things and so it’s usually best to let him get on with it unless he’s unconscious), I cut the back grass as well. Not a perfect job as I was in a hurry, but it’s done for another week, and the front is OK because I’d almost finished that when the knife struck.
The third cauli is next door, and we have at least another four coming along. Hubby split what he thought was swede but has in fact split both swede and cauliflowers as it turns out, so we have both growing in different places. I’m tempted to do a stew tomorrow as we have a lovely swede smiling at us from the dirt, but I need to get some carrots as ours were a dead loss. We have spuds, onions and parsnips so it’s almost a grow your own!
We have our meds assessment with the new surgery this afternoon via a phone call so all being well we should be able to order our next month’s supply as normal on line. This isn’t due until next Monday but they aren’t on their system yet so hopefully that will all be rectified today.
The weather is unsettled today and the sun came out in full force just after 10, but now at 11.50 has decided to go and play somewhere else so it is considerably cooler and more pleasant.
We are having a cauliflower cheese for lunch, and any florets I don’t use will be frozen. I’ve deliberately not stocked the freezer with veg knowing we will be having some of our own, though we have been giving some of our produce away. We can’t eat it all and other people have given us rhubarb and apricots, so it’s nice to return the favour.
Not much else on our agenda today, so I’ll sign off for now to attack the cheese grater.
Keep safe everyone.
They look great, enjoy lunch
That’s so great to grow your own! I’m very impressed, I can’t make anything grow 🙃
First time for cabbages and cauliflowers for us, so an added bonus. Onions, tomatoes, potatoes. swede and parsnips are good, but our green beans and carrots were a dead loss so we are unlikely to do those next year, although someone has suggested growing carrots in pots so all dirt, not clay or stones. Might be worth a shot next year. Tomatoes in pots on the boat didn’t work at all. We had one!
That’s amazing! All I can grow are stinging nettles 🤣 I’d love be self sufficient one day, I have a dream of living in an intentional community where we grow our own food ☺️
It’s worth the effort and our neighbour’s gift of an unwanted greenhouse is coming into its own.
Beautiful produce! I do hope your husband’s finger is not too serious a wound and it heals very fast!! We made a trade of cherry tomatoes for a couple zucchini – I think they got the better end of that deal… Now I’m grating zucchini to freeze!
Our cauliflower cheese was lovely and I froze several of the large florets which will be enough to make another for Hubby at a later date.
What is zucchini please?
Ouch! I hope your hubby is okay. The cauliflower looks so good. I have been wanted to make Parmesan encrusted cauliflower steaks, but our grocery has not had nice cauliflower. We might try growing them in the fall when the heat dies down.
Ours are doing really well for a first attempt.
I haven’t done carrots in the garden, but I did do them in a pot one year, some years ago. I really could have done with two pots to spread them thinly.
They were small, but I was happy being my first time. Whether if I left them for longer they would have been bigger, I don’t know. But they wouldn’t have had room if I did.
We have some really large pots from our roses so they might flourish. We shall see. Thanks for your input. Hope you’re keeping OK.
It is a summer squash, a couple of plants usually supply the neighborhood. It makes very good bread. Cook with tomatoes, green beans, and onions it is very good. It can be slice and bread and fried like eggplant. It grows easily from seed.
thanks Bettylouise. Might not be our cup of tea then.
awesome you’ve got your own veg! I hope you enjoyed the cauliflower cheese, and I hope the meds assessment went well. ❤
Thanks Carol Anne
Love those cauliflowers! 💜
It was very tasty!