>First aubergine!

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In spite of our neglect of it yesterday, today the garden rewarded us and we picked and ate our first aubergine of the year – two days earlier than last year, which is surprising given the cold wet weather we’ve had this May and June.  There are several more that will be ready in a few days’ time, and on the right is one of our first Bari cucumbers.

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We also picked one of the last of our lettuces (everyone here says they go to seed on St Jean, 24 June, and that does seem to be true), a few courgettes (there are lots of small ones so we expect a glut next week), two cucumbers and some sweet onions, which have done really well this year.

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Looking ahead to the autumn, the pumpkin plants are growing well – we put a lot of goat manure into that bed.

5 thoughts on “>First aubergine!

  1. >There's a lot of truth in that old saying, as our lettuces (the fully grown ones anyway) have begun to go rotten and I put four of them on the compost heap the other day!

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