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So much for staggering the planting to help manage the harvest. Everything still seems to have come at once. 4kg cherry tomatoes every two days for the last two weeks, runner beans suddenly appeared, as did the french beans, cabbage (although somehow caterpillars got in) and now aubergines all coming at once. Kitchen going full time to make jam, chutney and sauce: sweet, spicy, pickled and fermented. Apples and pears not quite ripe yet but we picked the plums - now jam - when the wasps started showing an interest. Raspberries and blueberries still only a few ripe each day, but enough for desert. Rhubarb looks like a forrest but first year so not pulling any yet.