I'm afraid that I haven't much of a harvest to share for harvest Monday this week. It isn't that there is nothing to harvest on the plot, just that we haven't been there to harvest anything. Also we haven't needed anything to be harvested as we have been away from home for half of the week.
Our meagre pickings have been limited to a few salad ingredients to add the lunchtime sandwiches.
The garden greenhouse is continuing to provide us with a sprinkling of ripe tomatoes and the Woodblocx raised bed has a plentiful supply of salad leaves.
I did pick on tomato from a very opportunistic tomato plant. Last year I bought a small rose as a pot plant for the house and when it had finished flowering it was planted in a container to grow on in the garden.
I don't know what the variety is but the rose is very pretty and worthy of a few photographs. One day as I was taking its photo I noticed that it wasn't the only occupant of the pot.
Alongside it was a small tomato plant. I decided to allow this to grow and it eventually set fruit.
Last week a tomato was ripe enough to pick. I have no idea what type of tomato it is - maybe some sort of cross from last year. Unfortunately I am afraid the tomato failed to impress in the taste stakes. No doubt the plant will soon be killed as the weather deteriorates.
You may remember that I brought some of the smaller shallots home from the plot to pickle which I managed to do before we went on our travels.