Horticultural aide memoire No. 30: Keep harvesting
After the long weeks of waiting, suddenly, it’s all hands to the pump. The harvest has begun and we are again reminded of the annual cycle of glut and shortage. Beans of all sorts become super-abundant from now on and must be picked over every day if we are to enjoy them at their best. Courgettes turn into marrows in the twinkling of an eye and you cannot give them to your neighbour, who has a supply. Lettuces and other salad crops sown in short rows for succession now come into their own. How lovely to be spoilt for choice.