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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Joshua's sweetcorn and gherkins are amazing

Tom Winnifrith
Monday 23 August 2021

The first of the two smaller beds at the bottom end of the vegetable patch dubbed “Joshua’s gardens” contains squash, marrows, herbs, lettuces, two chilli plants and a pepper plant. The second is for sweetcorn and gherkins and is now starting to look pretty amazing.

The sweetcorn towers above even me let alone “the pest”. But the ears still have golden tassles not brown tassles so are not yet ripe. But we will get a good few meals out of them. The gherkins, on the other hand, are ready to harvest. I traded some with a chap in the village who is drowning in cucumbers of which I have none. But what to do with the rest?  Sure, I can pickle some in vinegar and dill but surely there must be other ways to enjoy them? Tonight we try an Indian pan fry recipe and i shall report back on that tomorrow.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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