That first blush of red is exciting:
I am growing borlotti beans this year. It's a venture into the unknown, however timid:
It's not the best photo of the borlotti flowers. I wish I had captured them at their best because the delicate pink and white blooms are beautiful:
My remaining beets are big!
New generation of carrots and beetroot that were planted in July. I hope it's not too late in the season.
One of my carrots is sitting too high up and has gone a funny colour. Happy to say I ate it and it tasted lovely.
My leeks are gaining girth but they still have a long growing season ahead of them. And I need to weed that patch!
I ate the first cut of my broccoli, which was divine, but was sorely disappointed by the speed of regrowth. A closer look and I found horrible black aphids on it, plus some hungry caterpillars. I've sprayed it with a mix of water, garlic and ginger and also spotted a ladybird (predator of the aphid) on the plant so hopefully I'll see progress.
I am growing jalapeño peppers outdoors as an experiment. They have received plenty of warm sunshine in a south facing position so hopefully we might get a few little peppers!