We’d left our tomatoes, beans, courgettes, peppers, aubergines and figs to fend for themselves while away, so after a month we really thought we’d come back to nothing but rotting veg. So we were very surprised to find that we still had tomatoes ripening, figs on the tree, juicy plump peppers and courgettes the size of marrows. The beans had gone mad but they're a bit big and rubbery, so I’m going to remove the beans, have a go at cooking with them and save some to plant next year. A bucket of tomatoes have been made into pasta sauce, soup and some frozen. The figs have been slow this year but we’ve got enough to make some fig bars and crumbles. The photo above is just a fraction of what we’ve picked but I have to thank Sue for the basil which came in very handy for the pasta sauce.