FRUIT AND VEGETABLES TO HARVEST OR BUY FOR AUGUST…

The National Trust have a great list of fruit and vegetables for August. Heat-loving crops like tomatoes, cucumbers and chilies are in their prime now. Even aubergines and peppers, which are imported to the UK all year round, can be found growing in British greenhouses and veg gardens this month.

Vegetables to harvest or buy include:

  • Aubergines
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Courgettes and summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Lettuce and other salad leaves
  • Potatoes
  • Peas and mangetout
  • Peppers and chilies
  • Runner beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Spring onions
  • Sweetcorn

Fruit to harvest or buy include:

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Plums
  • Early apple varieties such as ‘Discovery’

Source: National Trust

DELICIOUS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO ENJOY DURING JULY…

Here is a list of some lovely fruit and vegetables in season for the month of July…

Vegetables to harvest or buy

  • Beetroot
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Courgettes and summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Lettuce and other salad leaves
  • New potatoes
  • Peas and mangetout
  • Radish
  • Runner beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Shallots

Some delicious fruits to enjoy in July include…

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Gooseberries
  • Loganberries
  • Raspberries
  • Tayberries

If you head over the National Trust Website they have lots of interesting things to read including Talking About New potatoes from Jersey or further afield appear on supermarket shelves very early in the year, but most British new potatoes, especially those grown at home, only come into their own now. Planted in March or April, new potatoes do best if they receive plenty of rain during May and June while their tubers are swelling.

They have some great gardening tips plus some amazing July recipes which include Potato, Pepper & Courgette Curry, Greek Salad, Peacamole, which if you haven’t heard this before is a tasty twist on guacamole, try this delicious green dip made from peas. Fall in love with this refreshing recipe, that’s an easy way to get everyone eating more vegetables.

Other recipes include delicious Cheese & Tomato Muffins (which are to die for) and Pickled Raddish & Vegetable Stew.