Plums at last

Hello Friends,

Here is my first batch of plums from our plum trees for two years.


I picked 1.5 kg yesterday and there are more to come – not as bumper a harvest as two years ago, but there will be enough to make jam, crumbles and a few other things for the winter.  Last year we didn’t have a single plum.

I went for a walk last weekend and noticed that the blackberries are just beginning to ripen.  I want to get out in the evening one day this week to pick some – I can’t wait to make bramble jelly again.

My friend Piglet has given me a recipe for marrow and ginger jam.  The only thing I’ve managed to grow this year is courgettes and they have gone mad.  As soon as I turn my back, they are marrows.  I’ve got two large marrows in the kitchen, and there are another 4 or 5 on the plants, so I need to do something quick.  Everyone is getting a bit bored with marrow soup.

I’m going to be making plum jam this evening, so I’ll let you know how I get on with that and my marrows.

Are you making jam at the moment?

Until next time, Tawney x


Plums at last — 1 Comment

  1. I made plum jam on Sunday and also picked lots of (slightly underripe) damsons and made two batches of damson gin. I will me making damson jam when they are a little riper.

    I have rhubarb, black currants and raspberries in the freezer waiting to be turned into jam. I just need lots of sugar – and time!!!