I drove into an almost empty car park which was encouraging knowing the store wasn't packed. No queuing, straight in, picked up the loo roll and dustbin bags positioned right at the front of the store. After getting what I wanted I started towards the checkout but something caught my eye. There were 3, yes 3, £1.50 'waste not' boxes on the end of the vegetable section. I couldn't see what was in them as they were heavily wrapped with cling film but they weighed a fair bit and I'd read lots of good reviews about them.
So at long last I took a punt and got one, I wasn't disappointed.
4 boxes of strawberries (2 deluxe range, 2 British) in great condition, 1 tray asparagus, 2 bags radishes, 1 pack of 2 sweetcorn, 4 loose apples, 5 loose potatoes, 1 x 4 pack baking potatoes. Everything that displayed a date said 17th July, there was nothing bruised or bad. I haven't a clue about value but a guesstimate would be £10.
I'm not a radish lover but my 'can't waste it nature' made me look up potential recipes. Garlic butter roasted radishes, heavily seasoned and absolutely lovely.
With prices continuing to rise getting some bargains is a real winner. I've had a few good yellow sticker shops recently and lots of things have gone in the freezer.
The garden will soon be subsidising the grocery shopping more and more. The runner beans are beginning to form were the flowers have been. I've had loads of lettuce but sadly the next sowing hasn't taken. I've had 3 harvests of beetroot and have another 30 to go in were I've harvested. The potatoes were a little disappointing but they were only ones that had chitted in the cupboard. The dwarf green beans have been great and I've just put more in. The courgettes are coming thick and fast now.
I've got 3 kale and 3 cabbage to go in once I get some butterfly protection. I'm trying to work out what else I can add to harvest autumn time. Perhaps more lettuce, carrots and kale. With the garden being upside down it's been a bit difficult planning and preparing where things should go. But my policy is, anything that grows is better than nothing .
How does your garden grow? Bye for now. Tx