Inside and out

I can’t believe we are inundate with produce at the moment – to the extent that simply can’t eat it all fast enough.

Yesterday, my daughter picked 45 blackberries, which she was thrilled to bits with.

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Her attention to gardening matters is somewhat sporadic, so I was also thrilled that of her own volition she had been out there and interacted with what was going on. I should add that she does undertake the occasional bit of digging and watering…

Talking of watering, when I was doing such this morning, I noticed that the okra had flowered: one moment there was a lady’s finger, the next it had been replaced by what can only be described as some kind of flower.

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I was a bit dissppointed by this, having been hopeful that this would grow into something edible. However, my disappointment was soon overtaken by happiness when I saw that a black tomato was ripening in my room. These taste a little different from red ones, which is quite interesting.

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Outside, I noticed this evening that my one apple is starting to turn a golden colour. A beastie has had a little nibble but I think the fruit will still be edible. Fortunately, I don’t think I need to pick this yet, though I think it would go very well with the blackberries 🙂

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© Helen Butt, September 2013

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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