These last couple of weeks, we’ve been patiently waiting for our autumn raspberries to turn red so we can pick them before the birds do. However, it now appears they’re actually Autumn Gold raspberries so they don’t turn red at all – Allotmenteer Fail! So yesterday, we picked as many as we could and I have added them to the apple and blackberry crumble I’m making for Sunday lunch today (blackberries courtesy of the hedges hereabouts, and apples courtesy of our neighbour and our own apple tree at home!).
Sad to say, the autumn raspberries are a bit bland (lack of sun possibly?) so a crumble is the best place for them. We’re thinking of having red autumn raspberries next year to give us a clue as to when they’re ready to harvest – though I fear the birds will be keener on those.
However, as you can see, there are plenty more yellow raspberries to come:
Whilst there, K took out the cornflowers which are all but over, and planted sweet williams ready for next year.
Earlier in the week, I took out all the sweet peas as they were definitely over, sadly. However, the asters and cosmos are doing well so I have picked those for home – the asters last absolutely ages in a vase, I must say.
In veggie news, the beetroot and leeks are doing well:
So we’ve managed to gain a pretty good harvest, all in all:
Have a great Sunday!