Sunday, 17 July 2011

In praise of the allotment

So, no pics unfortunately, but I wanted to quickly rave about the allotment.

Rob goes every weekend, usually for 2 or 3 hours. He does weeding, strimming, watering and harvesting.

Out plot won't win prizes for neatness but with this small investment of time we are getting so much food!

The spinach and chard keeps on coming. The onions are ready. We've had the first sack of potatoes, with many more to come. The strawberries are over but we had loads and they were delicious. The borlotti beans are coming on nicely, some might need picking. The peas are developing. Courgettes, squash and pumpkins are coming along. Rob is in the process of building net supports for the PSB and cabbages.

I have a load of carrots I'm going to turn into soup. It's time to get batch cooking, to preserve some of our crops! Yum.

1 comment:

  1. What are courgettes? Never heard of them. Do you plan to eat your pumpkins, or are they planted for Halloween? I never had luck with potatoes when I planted them years ago and so took them off my list when I had a veggie garden. Enjoy your goods. Making blog rounds from Year of Projects.