Friday, September 14, 2012

2012 Allotment Diary - Me: 78 hrs He: 65.hrs

I have been spending lots of time up the allotment but frankly have been so worn out when I have finished working that I haven't had the energy to type up posts!
At it's worst after the weeks of rain, the paths and potato bed grew weeds which shot up in such a short time.  But it didn't take me long to sort it out bit by  bit.
These photos were taken when it was work in progress
I haven't had time to take photos since - there has been so much work to do.
The comfrey which I cut right to the ground a couple of months ago has shot up!
It took several 'goes' to get the paths this short
The climbing beans have been amazing, with non stop cropping.
It has taken me many, many hours of picking, stringing, cutting, blanching, bagging and freezing.
Just three plants here - and since this photo they have got even bigger
I have picked so many squashes, courgettes, pumpkins - of all shapes and sizes
These are the last of the green ones - I had already picked a trug full of yellow ones.
It is so nice to have it under control again!
Here is yet another batch of mixed veggies ready to go in the ovens to be roasted.

To date I have roasted over 50 pounds of mixed vegetables, peppers, tomatoes, beans, onions, garlic, all sorts.
Quite a lot of these scrummy  crumbles which never last long!

Think I/we will have to spend more time up the lottie this weekend - digging up yet more potatoes as we are due rain next week.

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