I’m taking a break

No, I havn’t fallen off the edge of the world. I’m still tending the allotment but really there is nothing fresh to write about as we harvest the last of our winter veggies and prepare for a long hot summer.

I have harvested the last of the winter crop, just a bit of silverbeet, carrots and a few (tough) beans. Fortunately there is a stash of veggies blanched and in the freezer, some are turned into preserves (this is one I prepared earlier!)

Apart from a few tomato, cucumber and snake bean plants the plot is lying under a layer of mulch for the summer so things will be quiet for a while on the blogging front. If I grow an amazing tomato you’ll be the first to know. In the meanwhile, time to take a bit of a break.


This is a lovely day spent on a friend’s boat on the Coomera river just south of Brisbane. Here comes summer. Rock on.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cathyandchucky
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 08:33:41

    So glad your OK Jean! Got worried you were ill. Have a wonderful break and you look really good in that speedboat :D


  2. Fairy
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:33:27

    Hi Jean

    I had been wondering how you were going and expected that things would be pretty quiet over at the allotment. Our garden is much the same at the moment.

    There are some self-sown tomatoes coming up in odd places and laden with green fruit. We are still picking avocadoes but the most exciting news is that we actually have reasonable crop of blueberries this year. I picked the first of them on Sunday and there was 186g – doesn’t sound like much until you remember that a punnet of blueberries is 150g!

    Enjoy the break!


    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Nov 05, 2013 @ 07:27:54

      Hi Fairy. Thank you for visiting. These next few months are always a challenge for us Queensland gardeners.
      So pleased to hear of your success with blueberries. Not only are they expensive in the shops, there’s nothing like the taste of the fruit from your own garden and warm from the sun. Yum.


  3. narf77
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 03:11:45

    Glad you are going to enjoy your summer to the max. You can get some posts saved ready for when you start blogging again. Can’t wait to read about that AMAZING tomato, and till then, have a fantastic Christmas if we don’t hear from you. We will all be waiting here to welcome you when you are able to drop back for a cuppa and a chat :)


  4. Life in the Wylde West
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 05:01:54

    enjoy your break. I’ll look forward to when you return.


  5. tanglycottage
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 18:07:03

    Enjoy your break!


  6. brisigirl1945
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 20:08:17

    Jean I’ll miss your blogs but enjoy your Summer.


  7. MrsYub
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 16:31:57

    I’ll miss (and have been missing) your blog, too! But your okay, and everything is peachy, so its all good :)


  8. notjustgreenfingers
    Nov 17, 2013 @ 09:44:57

    Glad you are fine Jean. Have a good break.


  9. notjustgreenfingers
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 00:47:55

    Just thought I would ask if everything is ok your end as I’ve not heard from you for a while?


    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Feb 14, 2014 @ 07:10:21

      Thank you for visiting. I’ve left a reply on your blog.
      We’ve had a long dry hot summer so the allotment has been resting under a mulch of straw.
      Our main planting will start in March. Looking forward to it.
      Best wishes. Jean


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