Wednesday 7 October 2009

Just a little looksy!!

Well as promised in yesterday's post I popped down the allotment this afternoon for a little look at what's been going on over the last week!!

I think the nice surprise this morning was the puddles on the ground due to horrific rainfall throughout the night so when I did get down to the allotment I was pleasantly surprised and how wet the earth was and how soft..(If I'd have known it was going to be quite that soft though I would have put my wellies on it was I had to scrub my shoes on returning home :-( ) Anyway back to the afternoon at hand. Thankfully my time spent weeding still seems to have paid off as i only saw one or two weeds and it is nice to know that when I go to turn the earth over...and the fertilizer the weekend I won't have lots of pesky weeds to remove.

A cabbage..haha

My runner beans are still producing and I got a good carrier bag full today so I was quite pleased...there are still some immature beans on the plants so I won't pull them out for a while yet.

The marrows with the powdery mildew are now looking quite healthy but have not produced me any more marrows and I doubt they will now so I will dig that up at the weekend.

moldy marrows!!!

My one remaining chilli plant has done well and I will also harvest those chillis and dig it up over the weekend.

chilliLovely chillis!!!!

In the garden the tomatoes are still turning but at a slower rate which is much better for me as I am not shoving quite so many tomatoes down the kids


  1. yum cabbage I love cabbage. I've never heard of marrows, what exactly is that?

  2. A marrow is a bit like a courgette but on a much larger scale. You can make jams and chutneys with can peel and dice it to add to stews/casseroles or you can cut it in half and scoop out the seeds and then fill it with something savory and bake it in the oven....many people don't like it but we love it. If you go back through my posts to 25th aug there is one of stuffed marrow so you can see!!

  3. I do not know about chili peppers but I grow jalapenos and they turn red at the end of the season. When we pick the habeneros they change color


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