I can’t believe we have just welcomed the first week of September, where has this year gone! In the garden we are still picking generous amounts of tomatoes, courgettes and beans. The flowers are still in full bloom and enjoying the warmer temperatures that we have been experiencing, I’m not quite ready to fully embrace autumn but am sure by the end of the month I will be digging out the jumpers for those chillier starts.
Quite unintentionally I have ended up with a colour scheme this year…yellow! In a bid to grow things more unusual I have been inadvertently pointed towards this probably less favoured colour amongst gardeners.
The first yellow on my growing list for 2016 were these scrumptious yellow beans (from Chiltern Seeds, the yellow wax bean http://bit.ly/2cEVEKv ). I’ve been picking plenty and adding them with courgettes to a stir fry, or boiling for an easy addition to any meal. They are quite unusual and received lots of comments from visitors, and a few questions as to what they were!
The vegetable plot also saw the addition of yellow courgettes, this variety is Gold Rush. These have been roasted, fried and added to pasta dishes. With their bright colour they are easy to pick, avoiding the typical monster courgette!
Over in the flower garden I grew, of course the compulsory, traditional yellow sunflowers but also added in the ‘Ladybird’ Nasturtium, a very nice warm yellow with pretty red splodges at the base of the petals. Tagetes ‘Pineapple Crush’ also did well and offered a more unusual shade of yellow, paler with a hint of lime. It very much lives up to it’s namesake.
Have you grown anything yellow this year, intentionally or unintentionally?