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Jam peaches. These donut-shaped peaches are great for jam, as all I have to do to them is take out the little seed with an apple corer and chop them up.

Funny-coloured tomato sauce. Tastes OK, though.

Zucchinis doing OK - I'm getting 2 or 3 a day at the moment, though I have to go out quite early every morning to hand pollinate.

Asparagus is a great crop - as long as it gets plenty of food and water, it gives me a couple of spears a day, and these plants were only moved to this spot last year. Snake beans just coming up behind the celery.

The last (and best) of the lettuces, left to go to seed in front. China duck is the only livestock I'm allowed to have:(

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Comment by Barbara Tealby on November 29, 2015 at 21:40

The tomatoes were from just one vine that came up by itself in the garden, Rob. I left it because, unlike most tomatoes I have tried to grow, it was very healthy and vigorous. It also fruited prolifically, though the fruit was a light red, giving that funny coloured sauce. It was probably the descendent of a supermarket tomato, most likely from compost.

Comment by Rob Collings on November 29, 2015 at 20:44
Those are wonderfully shaped peaches and nice veggie gardens Barbara. Well done with the tomato sauce, which type of tomatoes did you have in good abundance?
Comment by Lissa on November 29, 2015 at 9:04

Very nice Barbara. Love your big crop of jam peaches.

I will have to start another asparagus planting in a new spot one day. Too hard to dig out the one I have. It gives me a few nice spears but it's in a spot where it can get overlooked in all ways - for cropping, watering and feeding.

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