One big downpour and a bountiful harvest

After weeks of drought it rained this week and veggies ran wild.

Couldn’t believe it when I got to the allotment yesterday, I’ve been watering for weeks to keep them alive and one big downpour and it caused a riot in the veggie patch. Growth everywhere. It’s wonderful.

It was a Wednesday morning, and that’s when we all work over on the community garden.

After working in the community garden the volunteers share the produce at the end of the morning. Pat had done a lovely job of cleaning and trimming the vegetables ready for their close-up (Mr DeMille) so I couldn’t resist getting the camera out.





Now that’s what you call a beetroot. Not sure if it will taste any good but Molita and I couldn’t resist getting the camera out.


Happy Gardening.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JonesGardenBlog
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 06:27:45

    It always amazes me how the garden responds to rain. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it is the lack of chlorine or the increase in minerals. Not sure.


  2. narf77
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 06:39:12

    “Holy MOLY!” I am speechless at the magnificence of that beetroot! You could make borscht for an entire Russian army to march on with that baby ;). I love beetroot and would make short work of it. Hope you are all making something suitably impressive with all of that gorgeous produce and cheers for the lovely photos Jean, you are a veggie paparazzi ;)


    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Sep 19, 2013 @ 06:51:57

      Fran I garden with a camera in my pocket!
      We make good use of the produce. We swap recipes, pickle, preserve, and we sometimes have a cook-up as well showing how to use the produce.
      I love beetroot too. I tend to pickle it in vinegar and always keep a jar in the fridge.


  3. maria Goodwin
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 07:03:41

    What a wonderful lot of veggies there, Jean! That beetroot is certainly a giant! Lol

    Sent from my iPad


    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Sep 19, 2013 @ 09:14:08

      Everything is doing really well at the moment Maria with all that rain we had the other day.
      As for the beetroot – can’t imagine how we missed it before and let it grow to this size as we usually pick them young.
      It is magnificent though isn’t it.


  4. notjustgreenfingers
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 21:49:58

    Wow what a harvest Jean and such a high beetroot! I was told that rain has nitrogen in it which is why everything ‘greens’ up after a good rainfall….I don’t know if it’s true but it sounds right doesn’t it


  5. MrsYub
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 12:21:55

    Wow! Look at your broad beans! Mine are still only at the flowering stage. All your vegetables look so good!


  6. cathyandchucky
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 01:09:14

    Beautiful produce Jean. Wonderful blog :D


  7. ryllpaul
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 07:47:37

    Looks yummy :)


  8. tootlepedal
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 23:42:38

    Fantastic beetroot. I hope it tastes good.


  9. Jen Gardener
    Oct 07, 2013 @ 13:58:10

    Wow. How amazing is rain!? That would put me on such a high! Great blog Jean.


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