If you don't mind, let us, via the magic of digital image storage, jump back in time a couple of months to when the days were still long and life was bursting out everywhere to have a bit of a review of what we grew. As discussed in Patchy Growth passim, we had huge amounts of help getting the plot turned around and so everything we've eaten from the plot this year came with a side order of gratitude.
Ottolenghi recipe for chargrilled squash with brussels sprout salsa.
Other things: we had a first ever homegrown gooseberries and our maiden attempt at growing celeriac returned a couple of little beauties. We got a boatload of beetroot, a veg whose earthy tang I will never tire of. In fact, the only outright failure were parsnips, which is odd as these have always been our mid-winter banker.
It's just a little less than a year since we found out that The Freemen were finally taking the decision to shut down the Nunsmoor site, at which point I think we were ready to give up allotmenteering for a bit. That we had the chance to get back in the growing game so quickly, and had so much help from those on this site to turn our current patch around makes all that seem like a distant memory, as well as a blessing in disguise. Here's to the seasons to come.