Sunday, 7 October 2012

Allotment Geekery

Hooray hooray!  Bonfire season is upon us at the allotment.  For weeks now we have been drying out material for the first bonfire and what happened the night before?  Masses, and masses of rain.  Never the less we (MozzyMr) got some level of fire going and we are well underway clearing all of the weeds.


I think I'm a little early here but I'm getting my first onion sets in, as in first time I've ever grown onions and first batch of successional planting.  The garlics turned out well so I'm feeling optimistic about growing massive onions.  The bigger the better!


As per Monty's instructions I've cleared away the foliage from my pumpkins so they can start ripening, to carve or to eat?


Carrots.  They didn't work out so well for me.  We saw a man on Gardener's World plant them in tubs and he produced lots of small but perfectly formed carrots, mine were just small.


I have a new found love of runner beans, my gran used to grow them in such quantities that as a kid I never wanted to see another runner bean in my life.  Plus there is the runner bean chutney incident, we don't speak of the runner bean chutney incident.  


Last of the tomato crop, we must have had around 120lbs this year, not bad going.  We have a lot of passata in the freezer now...


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  1. The tomatoes look amazing! You should plant shallots, so easy and they store well for AGES! x

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  2. OH MY GOSH! 120lb?! thats crazzzy, we probably had close to that and we're swimming in tomatoes and I have no idea what to do with them! its nuts!

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    1. Our freezer is FULL of tomato sauce I'm sure I'll be glad of it all during winter :)

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  3. All this gardening is makin' me want to see my mom! She's really big on home grown veggies. xo. Deanna

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  4. I love runner beans, they're the only things I grow now :) xx

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  5. I love bonfires! But we do them mostly in the summer outside. Now the weather is growing colder again and it is not as nice..

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    1. I know! Sadly we're not allowed them during the summer, have to make the most of it while it's not too cold!

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  6. Love all these fresh vegetables :) That pumpkin is getting me very excited for Halloween xox

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    1. me too, I want to start carving now!!

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