The container veggies are starting to look bedraggled now, as we move ever closer to autumn. I pulled a couple of radishes and had to discard others because it appears that they are being eaten by earwigs in the soil. I have more seeds, so might go ahead and plant some more--I've been succession planting throughout the last several months. Most of the lettuce is done now. The beans are growing well and have flowered, but I think maybe birds are eating the baby beans off the vines, because one day there's a wee bean and the next day there isn't. I have more beans growing in a different spot. I planted those seeds later, so it remains to be seen whether or not they will have time to grow. They're looking quite good so far. We have plenty of scallions. There are courgettes--small, but tasty. I picked one the other day. The cucumbers are doing surprisingly well and we have many of those on the vines. The chard grows like crazy and I went out and pulled a bunch of that after we got home from picking up some groceries this morning. There is still more growing and as that's a cool weather crop, I might as well go ahead and plant more in the newly available space. Unless we get some kind of freak cold snap, that should grow well for another couple of months at least.
I spent a bit of time in the kitchen this afternoon getting veg ready for the freezer.
The chard cooks way down, so I got the two front containers from a pot full of raw chard. The other two containers have thicker chard stems, chopped broccoli stalk, and onion that I cooked in some olive oil. Bill can have a bit of K at the moment, so we bought a head of broccoli the other day. I used a bit on our Friday night pizza (along with onion, bell pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, and jalapenos). I cut up the rest this afternoon and got the two containers ready for the freezer. I cooked the rest of the florets, some smaller chard stems, and onion in a bit of olive oil and set it aside to use for supper. I'll mix that in with some smashed potatoes and we'll have it with omelettes.
And now, time for a cuppa, I think! Hope your day is going well.