22 July 2013

Colourful veggies

For some reason the yellow/golden coloured veg seem to be doing well this year (maybe it's just because I like to grow the more unusual types that aren't found in the shops).
Patty Pan and Trombone squash,Golden Sweet peas
Golden and Pink Passion chards
Collected enough for a stir fry consisting of bacon with patty pan and trombone squash,Golden Sweet peas,Golden Gourmet shallots,Pink Passion and Golden chard,with a touch of soy and sweet chilli sauces.
Stir fry before adding the sauce
Served with sauteed left overs of Orla potatoes,Lincoln peas,purple broad beans and dill which makes it a ten veg meal from the plot.

16 July 2013

Mid July veg fest

Have just got back from a 10 day trip to Austria to find everything has gone crazy on my plot. Even the middle pathway is disappearing beneath the greenery and the veggies are generally keeping the weeds at bay.
Although it hasn't rained here while I've been away the "high water table" ,aka waterlogged clay, has come into it's own.

I'm particularly pleased with the shallots, having never grown them before.They seem to be a better deal than an onion as each set produces 6 or so bulbs which are more like huge spring/continental onions and with most of the green stem edible at this stage.

The middle one is garlic which I'm also using fresh.
More veggie fest photos

Gesause Alps photos will appear soon.