|In memory of Paula Dixon, our dear friend and colleague
There is a plan to put a bench in the garden in memory of Paula, so we'll let you know when it is installed.
Of course, harvesting has to continue, and the crops keep coming, so we were kept busy. We had to harvest yet more plums and damsons, to prevent the trees from loosing even more branches. These fruit should be perfectly ripe by next week, but we can still make some great jam with what we've picked today.
|Ellis with a large collection of onions from one of the beds
We also got lots of french beans, spinach, callaloo, runner beans, lettuce, tomatoes and blackberries, as well as picking the main onion crop, which we hung out to dry in the polytunnel.
|Lisa picks some yellow French beans
The Brandywine tomatoes are now getting massive, so we made little hammocks for some of them and shored up the rest with string, also re-inforcing the current top support string to spread the load.
|Ray tends to the tomato plants
|Brandywine tomatoes reinforced with netting
|Helen waters one of the vegetable beds
We are also aware that, fox partying aside, we might be harvesting the sweetcorn next week, which will be a lovely treat. If we get it right, it will only take 10 minutes from harvesting to eating, so it should taste amazing.