Madeleine's Corner: Harvesting and Storing•
Posted on 1 July 2011
HarvestingYou need to pull up any lettuces or rocket that has bolted and replace them by planting out another batch to keep you going through the summer. Some carrots/beetroot may be ready, when they are small they are so sweet and delicious. If you are going to cook them, cook them briefly. if you do the flavour that you get from them will be so much better. You can also use the small beetroot leaves for salads. Keep anything you have in the greenhouse well watered, although limp plants can come back to life after being watered. Watering in the evening is the best time to water. This is because it gives the plants the whole night in which to soak it up. Last week I made, strawberry sorbet with mint, gooseberry fool, and I froze the majority of my broad beans – otherwise they were going to get too big and bitter.
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