Thank goodness that open garden (washout) weekend is over I have given friends instructions that if I ever mention doing one again I am to be slapped severely! Today, I picked the very first of the blackcurrants, my older bushes are hanging with green fruits but the new ones gave up a small crop of early fruit. All of these get frozen to eat with porridge over the winter. Think this might be the last of the rasps – we’re sick of eating them – never thought I’d ever say that! The large bunch of coriander is also headed for the freezer once the leaves are all pulled off. Our local supermarket sells coriander in little plastic packs for about 1.75 – works out at 176 euros a kilo – so well worth growing. Lettuce is from thinning out little gem (always great germination rate) and a curly type whose name I’ve forgotten.
Yesterday picked and even larger bunch of coriander and OH made a batch of coriander pesto – this is so scrummy I could eat it spread on cardboard. Made the same as basil pesto but using coriander – we’ve also ditched the pine nuts in favour of ground seeds (sometimes pumpkins – just depends on what we’ve got). Currently my favourite sandwich is toast, fresh tomatoes and a coriander pesto – delicious.
Finally, no rhubarb harvest yet but it’s growing well and so is the red bergamot I planted between each plant. I’m hoping that by next year there will be a mass of red bergamot along with a mass or red rhubarb stalks. Hope springs eternal when you garden!