Tuesday 10 August 2010

The allotment does fine on it's own for a week!!

Well we are back from our holidays and I have to admit the the allotment was looking fine after keeping itself for a week.

Dave watered my greenhouse for me but apart from that it was just allowed to grow.

Maris Peer potatoes
These are the Maris Peer potatoes. They boil well, are nice cold and have a lovely white flesh and great texture. Plenty of tubers to each plant.

The sweetcorn has done really well over the last week and has grown tall and strong with three ears coming on each stalk...I was also pleasantly surprised to find the melons which weren't quite the size of golf balls are now bigger than tennis balls!!!

selection of veg and fruitThe pickings for Sunday dinner...carrots, french dwarf beans, courgette and runner beans. Also dug up the garlic and got a few salad bits for tea too!!

Not done any work on the plot since I came home as I've been playing catch up with the washing, ironing and shopping but I did go down Sunday morning for some veggies for dinner and I think this is probably one of the best things about having my allotment....knowing that I could get fresh veggies first thing in the morning without having to go to town!!

huge beetrootI am very pleased with my beetroot this year and even though this one was so huge it was still lovely and tender after being baked in the oven!!

A lot of tidying up needs doing and I still need to finish digging over a bit of land but all in all I am very pleased with how things are going this year even with a few disasters!!!



  1. Welcome back - I'm afraid our melons (correction melon) is the size of a pinball!

  2. Welcome back Tanya, we all missed you :)

  3. Glad to have you back, Tanya. And that is a fantastic looking beetroot!

  4. I'm glad it was okay after you got back. That's the beautiful part of planting your own vegetables; all they should really need is just some guidance. The last time my family did this was when I was a kid, and we just let it grow because both my parents were working long hours and us kids really didn't know what we were doing.

  5. Welcome back, glad to hear the allotment did good while you were away.

  6. Another type of exotic potatoes!
    I agree with you that the beetroot are huge :)
    Congrats for the good harvest!

  7. Hope you had a good holiday, Tanya. I'm still playing catch up with the washing and ironing too. I also popped down to the allotment for some fresh veg on my return, it's great when you don't have to wander out to the shops.

  8. Welcome back I wish my garden didn't die. We have to move it if we are here next year guess the walnut tree kills plants


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