Monday morning at the allotment

I spent a few hours at the allotment this morning.  The first job was to give the plot a good watering. Then I gave the seedlings a liquid feed, did a bit of weeding and general tidying up.

My Black Russian tomato plant has been struggling for weeks and not doing a lot. Shame really, but it was going nowhere so I put it out of it’s misery and yanked it out. It offered no protest at all, just gave a weary sigh.

A different story with the snake beans as you may have seen from previous posts. They must be testosterone fuelled. Picked another great bunch of them today. Fortunately I found a new (unsuspecting) allotment holder who was delighted to take some. Either way, it’s snake beans for dinner (again) tonight!

Really pleased with the salad greens.

Here’s a lovely crisp cos lettuce.

These peas were just grown as an experiment. I was at the gardening group some weeks ago at New Farm Library. Tatiana who was leading the group had heard that you could grow peas using the dried peas you buy at the supermarket.  And she dished a few dried peas into each outstretched hand. Well here’s the proof. I picked sweet juicy peas today.

The cherry tomatoes are a bit blurred because I was trying to get a close up. I managed to harvest a couple of hands full. These cherry tomatoes grow like weeds at the farm. This one is self-seeded but I let it stay, and it’s a metre across now. Obviously not as fussy as the Black Russian variety! The bit of string you can see was my feeble attempt to control this plant when it was small. But I ran out of stakes, and string, so now it just rambles where it wants.

I can never have too much parsley.  I grow this curly parsley which I prefer to use in my parsley sauce when I’m having fish.

But I also grow the flat leafed variety which seems to be called for in so many recipes these days. I like to keep a bunch of parsley on my kitchen sink, all ready to go.

The wonders of modern technology. I’m writing this at my favourite coffee shop Cibo.

So all in all it’s been a very pleasant day.

Happy gardening.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 20:12:30

    Hi Jean. How’s the Brazilian Spinach going? A true superfood if you ask me! Kim.

    Reply

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