Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Harvesting

Blast! I was hoping the wasps wouldn't find our greengages but of course they have. They have ruined about 10 so I have left those on and picked the rest early. I also harvested all the large chilli peppers from the two plants I grew this year.

They are now in the conservatory to ripen:
It would have been no good leaving them out as the wasps would destroy the rest of the greengages (only a few this year off my espallier grown tree) and the nights were getting too cold for the chilli plants.

The cordon arch grown red pear tree is doing well:
They have to ripen off the tree so will be gathered in another couple of weeks if necessary. We also have a few quinces on our small arch grown tree:
We have a few russett apples and a few cooking apples growing as well, despite a few holes in them!

So even though the vegetable garden has mostly been rubbish this year, the fruit has performed quite well.



7 comments:

  1. It's been a good fruit year here too. Swings and roundabouts, I guess. Your trees look fantastic.
    xx

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    1. Thanks. At least I can be busy later on making and baking.

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  2. We've had a terrible problem with wasps this year, absolute hordes of them, they've attacked most of our dessert apples....although strangely they're leaving the cookers alone! We have to whack around a dozen wasps that have come indoors every day. Total blooming nuisance.

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    1. It’s annoying because we work hard to help the trees produce then they destroy your work.

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  3. Dumb question, can you find the wasp nest and destroy them? We get a few but no where near what you must get.

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    1. Don’t think we have the nest. Drunk workers no doubt. Their numbers have lessened dramatically this week.

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  4. What you were able to salvage looks good. I hope you enjoy it.

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