Here is August, a time when I finally see harvest in my small vegetable garden. Today I have picked up veggies for borscht (beetroot soup): these are 2 beets, 8 young potatoes, 2 carrots, celery and a few pods of peas.
I've planted potato for the first time and I'm glad having young potatoes for borsch, they aren't big but it's not necessary a lot.
Beetroot is also not big, it will continue growing until September, so now I've taken the 2 biggest ones.
Pea is excellent this summer, the pods are full of sweet peas. I'll tell you a secret: I bought a pack of dry pea in a supermarket and sowed it instead of to buy expensive colorful packets of pea seed in Garden center.
Last year I planted a big thick carrot and it gave me million of seeds, now I have carrots grown from my own seeds. So I do not need to buy carrot seed some years :D
I've noticed a very pretty zucchini on a bed near the green house, maybe I'll use it for my borsch too.
Red and blackcurrant berries were completely picked up and now wait for my 'sokovarka' (casserole with special arrangements for obtaining juice from fruit when heated over a fire). Then I'll make jam or jell from juice and sugar.
At the right below is blueberry, that grow in the woods and it was picked up 2 days ago. I want to freeze some and to make jam of the rest of berries. Blueberry jam needs more sugar than blackcurrant one. I love cooking the blueberry pie on winter holidays.
That's all for now; mushrooms, gooseberry, blackthorn and cucumbers are in a queue.
Do you have any crop in your garden now or later? What do you do of it?