Sunday, August 20, 2006

They follow me...

Just for the record - and I know many of you have seen this picture before - but how strange is it that when I went on holiday - this snail decided to follow! I can't escape them - Arrgghhh!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A couple of pics

I'm afraid that the allotment hasn't seen much action recently as me and Karl have been a bit pre-occupied with other things. We haven't reglected the allotment as we go up each week to collect tonnes of produce: Mostly runner beans, french beans, marrows, courgettes & tomoatoes. It has been quite successful but we are noticing that the weeds are too much for us the handle! We might turn a blind eye to the weeds for the sake of getting the produce in and then having a major soil turnover once autumn starts to kick in. Summer has become quite bleak and wet since the end of July and the weather has put us off going up there most weekends.
I'm planning to dig up the potatoes this weekend out of the tyres. They need to be taken before the slugs get in! (That's if they haven't beaten us to it!) I'm also keeping a keen eye on the sweetcorn as it's doing REALLY well! I can see us eating corn-on-the-cob for the whole of Sep/Oct! Yum!
I've got photos from about a month ago which I have not got round to posting. (My memory card died in my camera so there's about a month of mobile phone pics to upload! (most are poor quality tho).
I'm determined to have a good ole dig on Sunday so fingers crossed the weather keeps up!

Tomatoes coming up but staying green - picked about 6 red ones altogther this year.

Sweetcorn getting all furry - we have lots of these plants which have shot up!

Our enormous produce! Pink banana squashes, courgettes & marrow. Delicious!
Does anyone know what to do with pink banana squashes? They're nice roasted...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

National Allotment Week

It's National Allotment Week! (and I've just booked a holiday right in the middle of it!)

August 14th - 20th 2006 that I don't forget for next year!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More produce...

We seem to be having a very healthy season of produce at the moment. I even found this quite chunky marrow hiding in a bit mound of soil which we planted in and kinda forgot about! Not sure what to do with it yet - we're just a bit gobsmacked that it's grown so secretly as we never noticed it before. Runner beans are fabulous, we eat them practically every night! We even have a couple of tomatoes but they're not in full swing just yet - still small and green.
The courgettes are a bit big but still very delicious - I've had a few roasted with seasoning and they're superb. At this rate I may not visit a grocers for a few months!