Wednesday August 7th
Up in the evening
after the inspection. Figured I’d done enough this year! Gardening Lady had
done a bit more clearing. She’s got rid of the
Saturday August 10th
Allotments Open Day. Lots of people up there, so couldn’t do a lot, but I’d also taken small boy with me so it all turned into a bee hunt! Nice morning; we have been very lucky this year for weather at events. Picked one of the marrows for lunch tomorrow, and took photos of loads of things (mostly bees on the artichokes on various plots – they do love them!)
One marrow aka ooops courgette Purple Sprouting Broccoli Runner beans, doing nicely
Minicole cabbage. Ooops focus, Onions, and small boy’s hand. The marrow, before I ate it!
but nice shot of the netting as a result!
Lots and lots of shallots
Friday 16th August
Just a quick pop up to see what
the courgettes were up to, and found I had more small woopsmarrows. Oh dear!
Picked more runner beans and the two woopsmarrows and a few more French beans.
Really ought to water stuff at some point, but it’s supposed to rain tomorrow.
Blight warnings all over the place this week: today was our first full Smith
Period, so I’m glad the
Wednesday 21st August
Up to pick anything I could and water. The runners were looking very wilted and haven’t grown too much so I definitely needed to water them. Ditto the courgettes, which had only grown four smallish (ie normal sized!) ones. Watered everything and picked runners, the courgettes and some Bramley’s, which thankfully will cook well regardless of how ripe they are.
I think I’m going to call the woopsmarrows “margettes”.
Back home (L to R) : more runner beans and a trailing marrow going vertically up the fence and the potting shed residents (Prairie Fire chillies, Moneymaker tomatoes and cucumbers)
Inevitably after watering everything in sight, it rained hard overnight. 8mm!
Sunday 25th August
Up again to check over and water things. Found, astonishingly, that some of the purple sprouting broccoli is heading already! I have no idea why it’s so early. But then again, I also have no idea which variety it is since I bought plug plants. Cabbages doing nicely too and I really ought to think about pulling the onions. Going on holiday soon, so won’t be up for a while.