First of the sweetcorn

Homegrown sweetcorn. After having to replant my sweetcorn patch, due to the late frost killing all the plants, we seem to have a good crop. Each plant has two or three good sized cobs. In fact, the whole garden is doing well. Our meal tonight was totally from the garden, bar a handful of cheese I added. Homegrown apple juice to wash it all down with. We made three more litres this weekend.

I’m now making fig ice cream (no, I’ve not heard of it before, but we are being overwhelmed by figs from our tree) and drinking homegrown mint tea. Just call me Barbara.

(For those of you who didn’t grew up in 1970s Britain, Barbara was a character in a sitcom and was our self-sufficiency hero)

10 thoughts on “First of the sweetcorn

  • Monday 17 August, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Wow! How amazing to grow your own sweetcorn! We have blueberries, carrots, tomatoes and salad in our garden but don’t have the space for anything bigger. I’m hoping to get one of those pillar apple trees for a corner of the garden – I’ve always wanted my own apple tree :o)

    #MMBC

    • Wednesday 19 August, 2020 at 3:57 pm
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      I love the idea of small apple trees, growing in small places. The most loved trees.

  • Monday 17 August, 2020 at 11:46 am
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    the garden bounty is one of the greatest summer pleasures – your meal sounds wonderful! #MMBC

    • Wednesday 19 August, 2020 at 3:56 pm
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      Thanks. I was pretty pleased at how much I could bring in.

  • Monday 17 August, 2020 at 2:49 pm
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    Definitely knew who Barbara was 😉 Your corn looks amazing. I am sure it tasted better since it was home grown! #MMBC

    • Wednesday 19 August, 2020 at 3:55 pm
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      They are so much sweeter when homegrown.

  • Monday 17 August, 2020 at 3:43 pm
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    Wow how fantastic! I wish I were green-fingered. The corn looks great too x #MMBC

    • Wednesday 19 August, 2020 at 3:55 pm
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      I’m sure you could.

  • Monday 17 August, 2020 at 4:56 pm
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    Oh wow! That looks amazing! How wonderful that you’ve grown so much x

    • Wednesday 19 August, 2020 at 3:53 pm
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      Love shopping in the kitchen garden, at this time of year.

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