Our crops are not doing so well this year. Untended by me, the lettuces are as tall as the children, the herbs have gone to seed and the cabbages are butterfly playground. In short: there isn’t going to be much of a harvest from our raised beds.
The fruit bushes have been picked bare by the children and birds but our trees are heavy with fruit. Our plum tree is a little erratic in its crop. Our first Summer it was dripping with delicious fruit, the second virtually nothing. The last three years have had average crops with this years ripening as I type.
Mr Kat, who happens to have eaten many plums in his time, says they are not as sweet as we could expect. Personally I like the slightly sour taste of them.
Even more so in a rich buttery cake.