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Last of the plums and peaches

Just picked the last of the plums and peaches. They were delicious. Coupled with the pears and blueberries that have now finished that is a significant chunk of my harvest for this year.

The plums and peaches are always a good crop and they taste nice too. I’ve even managed to save some this year in the freezer although I also managed to give some away as well. The pears don’t seem to be softening this year but they still taste nice so I’m OK with that. The blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, raspberries, strawberries, etc. were OK but not enough to keep me going without the shops. They still fit in my preparation plans well enough though.

I’ve also just finished putting the strawberry shoots into pots for next year’s crop. I’ve enough to double my strawberries for next year. Couple that with taking shootings from a wild bramble in the garden I’m happy enough with my fruit. Some late raspberries are still coming through as well.

My vegetables however are a different story. I have a few herbs left, they aren’t thriving but they are not dead with is better than most of the others. All the garlic plants have now died, I have one pepper plant from six with no peppers, two pea plants from nine with a pathetic harvest of a few dozen pods which I’m keeping as seed for next year, the potatoes don’t look good either and I have only two tomato plants left with a handful of mini tomatoes on each. On the plus side I have six of my sunflower plants left although two don’t look very good.

My wild grass and weed production seems to be taking off though. Which may be handy as I’m looking at getting some chickens/ducks and/or rabbits. I guess I’m lucky that rabbits like that stuff. I just hope that the livestock results are more in line with the fruit than the veg.

I’m going to have to get my act together with the veg. I need to plan it out and set myself a schedule which includes everything that needs to be done. It is the only way I’m going to improve my prepping.

4 comments to Last of the plums and peaches

  • Good work that man, I`m liking your attitude fella, prep n prep again, growing veg aint easy is it, Zombies don`t eat veg they eat flesh so come the Apocalypse popping down to the corner shop will be a no no unless you want to be eaten hahahaha.

    Good stuff keep it up, thats an order!

  • Skean Dhude

    Sir, Yes Sir

    Welcome. I’ll put aside some dead bodies as bait to distract the zombies.

  • Luddite

    My veg isn’t doing well, either. My tomatoes were going great guns until, suddenly, they wilted and all the leaves died. My runner beans were devastated by snails (I did think of eating the snails instead, one morning I picked off 28 large brown snails). The chilli peppers flower, but no fruit forms.

    The only veg that has done well is Chinese Celery, I’ve dehydrated 2kg (DRY weight) and made a huge tub of celery salt, plus I’ve been picking it for stir fries – and it’s regrowing from the cut plants. I’m going to have to start giving the stuff away, or using it as green manure.

  • Skean Dhude

    Luddite,

    In a way I’m so glad it isn’t just me but at the same time I have to wonder how so many people, including kids, seem to grow veg no problems.

    I think I will specialise in dandelions and other common weeds. I sure hope some of the others have as many uses as dandelions.

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