Staying here you are welcome to pick what happens to be in season. So currently we have plenty of gooseberries, red currants, white currants, red and blush cherries, rhubarb, salad, rocket, spinach, red onions and garlic to share with guests. There is nothing better than picking produce on a warm summer's day like today and then cooking or eating it straight away.
We have had a great crop of asparagus and strawberries and now the rest of the soft fruit is becoming ready. Broad beans are looking good, though the pheasants took all my peas. The salads are beginning to go to seed and I need to sow some more for early autumn. I am hoping this year to get to grips with cabbages and Brussels sprouts - though they often seem to elude me - I grow the seed, but planting out at the right time or preserving them from all those other creatures that would like to eat them seems beyond me!