This year (2017) has an abundance of fruit in my tiny garden.
It started of with wild strawberries in Spring.
|Wild strawberries; growing like weeds in any open spot in my garden.|
|Tiny and very yummy.|
For 2 weeks I could pick a handful DAILY!.
Then the raspberries: enough to make a fruit cake - if I had not eaten them all like they are.
|Raspberries. Once picked the stem they grew on withers. New ones grow from the ground - thus replenishing all the time during growing season and ready for next year's harvest.|
|One of the many daily bowls full of raspberries.|
Now, by the end of July, the red gooseberries are ripe. This time though I picked them all in one day:
|The red gooseberries; very many this year. The bush in this large pot is about 10 years old now (about 7 of those I had it); berries on it every year in varying amount.|
|One side picked, many still on the bush|
|Bowl full, still lots on the bush|
|The first 500 grams -|
|and another 500+ grams.|
|Cooking up the jam (all of the fruits in one pot)|
|Prepared twist-sealed lid glasses|
|Jam is ready!! Upside down for sealing and cooling.|