Monday, 8 July 2013

It's hot work, this harvesting lark

Yesterday, it being the hottest day of the year, I spent much of the day indoors wrestling with a webpage I was writing that constantly went wrong.  So by the time I'd finally got it working properly it was nearly five o'clock.  Hoping that the temperature might have  fallen ever so slightly (no of course it hadn't) I set off for the allotment as I knew there was some fruit that needed picking.  This took me two hours:


670g redcurrants (and that was just a fraction of what I could have picked, never mind the blackcurrants)
208g raspberries
523g gooseberries (and still plenty of those left)
2..66 kg (that's nearly 6lb in old money) strawberries.

I could have picked more but I'd run out of tubs - and I had to cook the tea.


  1. Fruit from the garden/allotment is so much lovelier than shop-bought, isn't it? (not least because you know what - if anything - has gone into/onto it)

    *scurries off to examine the gooseberries in an unexplored for the past month - yes we've been that busy - part of The Coven Grounds just in case they are now ready*

  2. Strewth! I have one gooseberry bush - net crop 5 so far (that's actual gooseberries, not grams). One redcurrant - maybe 67 grams, if the birds don't get there first. Tomatoes are doing well though.