I feel a bit silly after misreading a recipe for blackberry and apple jam: 1800 ml of water instead of 180. My instinct had told me there was something wrong there but after an hour of trying to get to setting point, I added pectin and made what will be a delicious coulis. Quite a lot of it….
Talking of purple, one of the kale plants had decided to grow through a tear in the cloche protecting it from caterpillars,
so it seemed a good time to give it more growing space. I don’t have any more larger cloches but since I haven’t seen any butterflies over the past few days, I’m hoping they are gone for the rest of this year.
If this is so, the (probably) final purple sprouting broccoli plant, which went out this evening, should be fine. And in the process of planting it, I discovered two rather large stones. Only been in the property for seven years and now I find two fantastic items for the front garden. That is, they will be less wobbly than the bricks I’ve been balancing on up till now, so as to avoid treading on the soil.