I also had the first peas, but I didn't cook those, they are too nice raw to spoil by cooking them.
Also picked a load of broad beans. I've got three kinds ready now, but I think of all I like the red epicure best, although the others are good too. There is a bed of red epicure by itself so I think I will leave that bed for seeds for next year as we are getting a bit fed up with eating broad beans and there are still plenty to come in the main bed. The next lot I pick will go in the freezer.
I spotted a bean on the runners today, I would've taken a picture but the camera ran out of battery. It will still be there tomorrow.
Picked more strawberries and I think they taste better since I gave them a seaweed feed. Could be wishful thinking though...
The trouble with all this harvesting is that I don't have time or energy to do much weeding, so it is getting away from me a bit, as it does every year, but this is the first time I have realised why it happens. I will have to be more disciplined and not faff about so much.
Today we had the first completely home-grown dinner (except the chicken). Potatoes, turnip, mangetout, broad beans, and strawberries for afters. I have to admit that I didn't grow the Bisto gravy, the meringue nests or the ice cream, but the rest was all mine.
A huge bunch of sweet peas, this is just half...