A couple posts down I shared some early Summer and Spring photo’s from this year, here you can see the later progress on the plot with photo’s from early Summer (May / June) through till August.

Cucamelons in various growth stages in my polytunnel – ( I wish I grew a few more of these plants! )

One Funky Looking Caterpillar!

First Good Mixed Harvest, Large Courgette / Marrow in the back (30+ cm long and at least 8/9cm wide), 4x Italian Vine (Costoluto Fiorentino) Heirloom Tomatoes, 1x Cucumber, 9x Scarlett Runner Beans, 12 x Loganberries and Raspberries, 4 Cherry Tomatoes and at least 50x Blueberries (The blueberries are all getting small now as it is nearing end of season, but the taste is Great!!) I have never tasted a store bought Blueberry anywhere near as nice as these …

Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes) halfway through the growing season they were half the height they are at the End of August, placed in an area to hide my rain barrels from view and sunlight, Variegated Mint is growing in pots beneath.with Wild Garlic in the ground beneath.

Ladybird Larvae doing what they do best, Species of plant is unknown but all flat topped flowering plants such as this are great at attracting ladybirds in to control Aphids etc.

Honeybees, many of us don’t even understand how important the pollinators are not only in the creation / production of most of our food, but also in the entire ecosystem!! This little guy is enjoying one of the three lavender plants I have on site.

My Tomato bed / patch, 6 Varieties as follows: Gardeners delight (Large Cherry), Beefsteak (possibly an F1 Hybrid – yuck!), Italian Vine (Heriloom), Bush Legend (Heirloom), Tomato Lldi (Yellow baby plum with very vigorous flowering stems) and Tomato Minibel (Medium Cherry great for pots, small spaces). All grown on a first year Hugelkultur Bed, proof it does work!

Gardeners Delight, very nice Stems and early fruit setting

Egyptian Walking Onions, top setting bulbils (Great Perennial plant very important to Permaculturists worldwide)

Shiitake Mushroom Logs

Shiitake Mushroom Logs, placed in a shady corner of plot with a couple potted Sunchokes to provide mid – late summer shade mimicking a Forrest. Another very important Perennial with medical benefits ! !

  1. Dan says:

    Great looking produce! Have you tried shiitakes before with success? I had a reminder to try some this spring but never got around to cutting the logs. I’m interested to hear any successes or advice!


    • jeffpermie says:

      Thanks Dan, no this is my first time so still a long way to go till first produce, I think I will force some of the logs this Autumn by submerging them in cold water for perhaps 24 hours then hitting them with branches, this is said to give you mushrooms within two weeks of the ”forcing”.
      Also, I recommend you read the book ”Sepp Holtzers Permaculture” he has a different method which goes against what traditional growers do and is better suited to the permaculture way 🙂


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