Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

First Raspberries

Raspberries are masters of disguise! To look at the raspberries from a distance you can just see green leaves. I suppose this might fool a passing blackbird from a distance, but this is why I missed these beauties ripening underneath. Only three today, but there are more ripening every day. There is nothing on earth like a freshly picked raspberry straight off the plant! They didn't make it anywhere near a bowl or a spoon.

Meanwhile, neatly tied up to a fence these loganberries are a few weeks away yet. Their super abundance is the first ingredient in a Summer Pudding. I love this time of year, and the time is drawing near.

Hot sunshine on these past few days has brought my leek flowers nearer and nearer to opening. I can almost see the bees queuing up around the corner!

12 Comments:

At 11:47 PM, Blogger Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Oh yum, delicious raspberries! Ours have just finished fruiting but I put some away in the freezer. Enjoy!

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger Scarlett the Heavenly Healer said...

Heehee! I also picked my first 3 on Tuesday - but yours are whoppers!

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

What will you do with the leek flowers?

 
At 1:30 AM, Blogger LindaG said...

The raspberries look great Matron. Thanks for the lovely pictures. :)

 
At 2:46 AM, Blogger Wyatt said...

Your garden is so much further along, Mmmm raspberries...we will be lucky to see those a month from now!

Wyatt

 
At 6:57 AM, Blogger Paul and Melanie said...

Yummmmy those berries look great! Not got any even thinking about turning red yet unfortunatly, surely not too long tho... :)

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Nate said...

Oooh those raspberries look great! Now I feel the need to go out and check there aren't any hiding away from me in the garden! ;)

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Growth Spurts said...

Those raspberries look fabulous...

 
At 1:57 AM, Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

Those look wonderful! And it looks like a nice summer for you, in a several posts. We had a nice day of it yesterday. But hope for more to come.

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Emma said...

Your leek flowers look as though they are going to be amazing. Great idea keeping them for the bees. We all need a few flowers around our veg plots to bring in the pollinating insects. We wouldn't get far without them!

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger melsanford said...

Those raspberries lok goooorgeous! :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Craig Rockfield said...

Talking of your camouflage raspberries. I tell you a little story. I got a job on a raspberry farm last year, I only lasted two days. Colour blindness!

I wasn't picking enough berries lol :P

 

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