Friday, August 19, 2011

Harvest Time

 At last the tomatoes are ripening - and jolly tasty they are too!

We bagged up 90lbs of potatoes.  I grade them into sizes, small, medium, large, and 'jacket' potato size.  The 'rejects' tiny one, ones accidentally stabbed when  digging up go into the fridge drawers to be used first.  Nothing gets wasted
 Four bags of mixed beans (these are bit dusty) got topped and tailed sliced and washed.
 The pumpkins were getting far too big, so I picked some to ripen at home.
 Marrows and courgettes - will be turned into roasted veggie mixes
 I have now blanched and frozen 8 lbs of mixed beans - some of which are above, packed 8oz to a bag.

And finally this week, I picked 2lbs of luscious blackberries now washed and frozen.

We'll have lots of fabulous food for the winter months.


  1. Gosh your allotment has indeed yielded well!

  2. Ooooh! These look lovely! Why would your pumpkins be "too big"? I'm growing them for the first time this year so if I should be harvesting them now I need to know!!! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  3. Scrumdiddlyumptious, my garden has not done well this year, so I have plans to add height to the beds so I can add some more compost to improve the soil, and then I shall concentrate on growing what grows well!

  4. Anonymous1:05 am

    your tomatoes are just ripening and ours are about done.patsy

  5. Wow Lottie, looks like you have had a good yeild of crops from your allotment. You have been busy. Hope you are both keeping well. HUgs x ChrisB


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