For the first time ever we have, literally, eaten the fruits of our labour.
They may have been sparsely situated on the different plants, but a small reward is better than none at all. I like to think of it as a teaser of what lies in store.
|It wasn't easy putting these strawberries into the|
freezer, but the thought of making strawberry
jam with homegrown strawberries was just too
good to miss. Jam, though, maybe next season.
Also, we harvested about a dozen Youngberries. No photo's of them - they went straight into RMan's mouth - his favourite ever berry,, and one which reminds him of (as his memory serves him) a youngberry drink from his childhood called "Himbo" (Himbeern) . Next year, hopefully, the plants will be more established and will share more of their bounty.
But - what was the the rest of the fruit?
Without further ado, here is what we were privileged to harvest...
|These were not the grapes of wrath LOL|
Four bunches of grapes from our grape vines. Thankfully the baboons which invaded our neighbours plot in January, didn't get a scent of these of they would've been gone in a flash...
|I will never be able to explain how sweet|
grapes are that have been allowed to
completely ripen on a homegrown vine,
and not harvested just that touch
too soon, in order to give them a
slightly longer shelf life in the fridge of
your local supermarket.
|One of four pomegranates on our 9 trees|
In two years time, we'll have plums and apricots to add to our harvest. So, I better ensure that they get all the TLC they need until then.