The Green-Fingered Goddess Gets a First Harvest

Look at that! We actually have some beans ready for harvest! I have to admit, it happened sooner than I was expecting, but I’m very pleased about it, because tonight we shall sample the first fruits of our labour. There are only about half a dozen or so ready, but this afternoon they will be gently plucked and then I shall steam them to have with our tea. I’ve never before eaten anything that I’ve grown myself, so I’m inordinately proud of myself. I’m also hopeful that the fact that Xan helped plant them and has watched them growing will persuade him to eat them all up. He’s usually pretty good about vegetables, but it’s a while since we had beans…

And look at this very pretty yellow flower. We woke this morning to find the largest of our courgette flower buds had burst into bloom – and a very pretty one at that! I never knew courgette flowers were yellow (OK, so I could easily have found out, but it was a lovely surprise). I was also surprised at just how big the flower is – you can see my fingers in the picture holding it still, so you can see how big it is.

And you can see we have a lot more courgette buds getting ready to open. I’m hopeful that we’ll soon start to see actual courgettes on there, and by the looks of things, we’ll get quite a few, so I think some will be given to Leni to use, as I doubt we could use them all!

And we have more blossoms on the beans too, as well as more beans that will most likely be ready for picking in about a week, so we can continue to enjoy our bounty in the coming weeks!

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