Thursday, 26 September 2013

Fruit of the Garden - September's Harvest

Another month has passed and we're starting to notice that we planted all our veg to see us through summer months rather than planning food for different seasons. We've still working through our salad potatoes, and the tomatoes are slowly ripening, but this month has mostly been about our fruit trees. We have two really productive fruit trees in our garden - one apple, one pear - along with four young trees that are yet to mature enough for fruit - three apple, one cherry.

We have no idea on the varieties of the two old trees, the apple is a cooker and neither apple or pear seems to keep well. We've been processing and stewing all the fruit as it comes off the trees to stop it going to waste.


  1. There is nothing like a homegrown apple. I am heading to the country this weekend to pick some up for myself. I never thought of preserving any. Hmmm....

    1. I think we were hoping we could use them as we needed, but they were all going mouldy so quickly that something had to be done! At least this way we're prepared for crumbles and pies this winter.


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