A day to pick berries.
The whitecurrants and backcurrants are ripe, well they feel softish, but still quite sharp in flavour. I have not grown them before, so I am guessing that they are ready to pick.
This is the total crop of blackcurrants.
Room for improvement.
As I have been shelling the broad beans this year, I have noticed that though the pods are all the same, some beans are green and some are pink.
I know I sowed all red beans, because they were the only ones I saved last year. I can only assume that the Red Epicure cross-pollinated with either the Wikiem Manita, or the Bunyards Exhibition which were growing a few yards away.
They all taste pretty much the same, though some family members suspect the red ones have a stronger flavour than the green.
I have set aside a stand of beans for next year's seed, which presumably will also be of mixed parentage. Maybe I will develop a new strain of beans. "Anne's Special Pink" perhaps?