I thought it was just me with a dearth of home produce to consume at the moment. Well, that might be true as well. But on Friday at the local organic farm there was also a resounding lack of veg on sale. I know they reserve a lot of their produce for their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture scheme) but even so…
Perhaps it is something to do with the microcosm we live in as I haven’t notice this phenomenon on any of the blogs I follow. It does seem though that I might just have to rely on shop-bought food (horror of all horrors) to get our five-a-day for a while.
I had been hopeful of a little pumpkin soon. There had been a second one growing but presumably the vine couldn’t sustain it. In any case, the pumpkin has fallen off and looks like it is rotting, so in the compost bin it has gone.
On the other hand, on Friday I bought a new mint plant (spearmint, which is my favourite). I’m not about to start pulling the leaves off it just yet but at least I have a replacement for the one that was getting a bit too long in the tooth. And it reminds me that at least I have some on-going herbs to consume. Pity they don’t bulk out as well as add flavour and nutrients/medicinal properties to meals!
© Helen Butt, August 2014