It's harvest time, but what can you do with excess produce from the garden?
Anyone with a kitchen garden or allotment should be enjoying a harvest glut right now. The apples
are ripe for plucking, courgettes are still coming, onions are ready for drying,
tomatoes are ripening on the vine and potatoes are inviting you to dig for their delicious treasure. There are still runner beans hiding amongst the climbing green foliage, autumn-fruiting raspberries and tayberries
are luscious, blackberries taste beautiful and beetroot is bursting from the soil. If youre lucky enough to have a fig tree
, be sure to collect your fruit by the beginning of October as they wont tolerate frost. There are late-season plums
to harvest too, and damsons
which can be picked while slightly unripe as youll be cooking them.
It's apple harvest time! But what can you do with all those luscious fruits?