Surprise garden snack...

07 August, 2012

Today after work I cut back the autumn fruiting raspberries as the plants were looking a bit straggly, which is not surprising given it is the dead of winter after all.

To my amazement there were a few ripe berries still on the bushes.  And so I had a little pre-dinner garden snack.

 
They weren't the best tasting raspberries I've ever had, but it was a nice change.

That said this didn't earn a reprieve for the berry bushes. I still cut them down. I am a cruel woman.

4 comments:

  1. I love the snacks we steal from the garden as the gardeners. These are the things we don't happen to share with others because we are there in the moment... am I selfish? I am thinking of just this situation - the 5 rasberries, the first of the snow peas, the first ripe cherry tomato, the rub of the herbs on your hands...

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    1. Absolutely! And you are not at all selfish! I think those first fruits and garden treats are the rights of all gardeners.

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  2. Fantastic. Garden glut so true. My youngest child always pinches the snowpeas - so far we have had none as a result. I'll have to plant more next year.

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    1. Haha, it must be a kid thing!! I remember my mum moaning how there were never any snow peas in the garden, but she never complained that we were eating our veg!

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