I bought a bag of mixed chilli pepper seeds to sow this year, so I am not sure what any of these varieties are, but I have about 8 pots of peppers in my greenhouse, all which a rich crop of chillies! There are fat, lime green upright peppers, like the ones above, and long green curly fingers, which I suspect will be fiery!
And many sorts in between. None of them are ready to ripen yet, but I don't expect it will be long before the first ones begin to change colour.
We have masses of beans. The large purple ones shown here are the best ever! Prolific, large, and completely stringless, they are a variety called 'Cosse Violette'. This is the third year I have been growing them ( still from the one original pack of seed!). This year I have grown one tripod of them in the greenhouse, and so I am hoping I can save seeds from these as they should be isolated enough from the other varieties. The other ones here are 'Cherokee Trail of Tears', but I am a bit disappointed with them. They haven't been nearly as heavy cropping, and they are a bit stringy and tough, even when picked small.
Disater struck in the fruit garden, probably because of the sheer volume of water everywhere. One of my young apple trees was so weighed down by the apples, that a bough snapped off, and it broke much of the tayberry bush on it's way down. Luckily the tayberry was nearly over, so we stripped all the berries off it, but I am sad about the apple tree.
It is a variety called 'James Grieve', and we did manage to rescue the apples from the broken branch. They are very nearly ripe, and I will keep them for cooking.