Monday, 19 April 2010

On the allotment

The allotment is coming into its own now that the weather has warmed up. The potatoes are in (new and main crop), as well as the peas, broad beans, onions, shallots, beetroot and carrots. Things are popping up all over the place, as well as hundreds of Ash seedlings which need to be pulled out as soon as seen.

We have lots of seed trays around containing the tomatoes, peppers, chillies, aubergines, lettuce, squash, artichokes, cucumbers and leeks. Some of these will be grown in bags in the garden. More seeds are expected through the post too, including fennel and celery to try out this year.

Broad beans, awaiting the aphids.

Onions, coming along nicely.

The black currants are looking great this year. Hopefully we will get some before the birds eat them all.

Just one of the robins that comes to visit when the digging commences. Its a good job we have worms to spare.

But the star of the show over the last week has been the purple sprouting broccoli. The pigeons love it, but they did leave us some and not only is it beautiful to look at, it tastes it too.

Waiting to be cooked in my pink cabbage bowl from from Oxfam.

Now I would like to say that I have had a lot to do with the allotment production that has been going on, but that wouldn't be quite truthful, although I have helped a bit and I did shop for the bowl.

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