Thursday, 24 August 2017
Back To Blogging
Time to get back in to the swing of things,
August is a busy month, as things take off growing and producing, lots to harvest, lots of preserving.
I have been watching the grapes over the past few weeks in the poly tunnel as they started to ripen
Today they were harvested, 6lb in total, this vine is 3 years old and started off as cutting I brought with me when we moved.
I have been extracting the juice this evening with the steam extactor.
I am going to make some wine with this juice, if it turns out not drinkable it will be used for cooking.
Remeber the Hop I planted back in April, it has grown away lovely and is now in flower, it is not suppose to flower until year 2, there wont be enough to do anything with, I will proberbly just hang them in the kitchen.
The melons have come on a storm this year, there are 9 lovely sized ones, they have been netted using old tights to keep the weight off the stems.
Blueberries have also been brilliant this year, so far 7lb have been harvested, there is still one bush of late season to harvest, I did make a couple jars of Blueberry jelly, the rest have gone in the freezer until I have time to do something with them.
I will end my return to blogging with the result of tonights juicing