The allotment in pictures

Things are looking pretty good at the moment down at the allotment. We havn’t had rain for weeks but I have kept up the watering and the veggies are thriving so I got out the camera and tried a few different angles.

Cavalo Nero, Italian Kale

The kale bed

Silverbeet

Lettuce, not sure of the variety as the seedlings were a gift

Red cabbage has a long way to go

“Baby Beet” beetroot

A little visitor on the mint

And this post wouldn’t be complete without another pic of the ‘Drunken Woman’ lettuce. As it goes to seed it just gets taller and taller and I think, rather lovely.

Drunken Woman lettuce going to seed

Happy gardening.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. judi
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 17:10:33

    Hi Jean … Have had a lovely afternoon catching up on your blog from start till present. It’s witty, informative and for me nostalgic reminding me of my favourite Rosella jam … It’s been great to follow the seasons and planting with your photos … Have signed up and am looking forward to your next adventure !!!!

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 17:32:59

      Thanks for visiting Judi, and for your kind words (I am puffing up my feathers as we speak). I know what you mean about the Rosella jam. It’s a bit different isn’t it. I know that when we have it for sale it walks out the door, as they say. Best wishes. Jean

      Reply

  2. Patangan Stickman
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 17:16:40

    Plants are nice, but I really love tractors. Go on, give us a treat and post some blokey piccies.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 17:27:12

      What a great idea. I am always after new ideas. I’ll get John on the tractor, Peter wearing all his protection gear for using the BIG mulcher. I’ll get the blokes (and bloke-ettes) rolling the big compost tumblers. It’s time we had a bit of muscle and brawn on the blog.
      Watch this space.

      Reply

  3. plotcraft
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 17:53:07

    Looks great. I like the ladybird – I’ve never seen one like that before.

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  4. Judi Brown
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 17:53:16

    Jean … No blog for me although I always have plenty to say so my husband says !!! As we are neighbours I see you occasionally for news of your allotment, but reading your blog I won’t miss an entertaining episode, photo or recipe … Cheers

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  5. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 20:05:09

    That last picture is quite beautiful. They all are, but I love how even plants past their useful stage have beauty.

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  6. Deb
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 20:10:32

    Love the photos, particularly the shapes made with the Kale and the picture of the ladybird is gorgeous.

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  7. narf77
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 20:48:16

    I am thinking of taking up drinking so that I can look as pretty as that lettuce. Love your pictures of your amazingly healthy vegetables. It gives me hope that here in Tasmania where winter is still clinging tenaciously to the last vestiges of the season, that we may just get a few weeks of sunshine and grow a few fast season veggies. And now…to the liquor cabinet! 😉

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  8. Deb
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 17:09:15

    Ok! Let’s get this thing rolling along. Before each new month I will give you the topics that we will aim to capture. By giving you advanced notice, you can be keeping your eyes open or thinking of great ideas that you would like to capture and share.
    Our sharing days will be on Saturdays or Sundays. My photos will go on Saturdays.
    The dates and topics for September are…..
    1st The view from the kitchen window.
    8th In your garden today.
    15th What happened at 6 o’clock? (morning or night, your choice)
    22nd On the shelf (any shelf, it doesn’t matter)
    29th A solitary tree
    You may submit as many or as few photos in each category per week as you like.
    I will put mine up first with a linky so you can add your link. This way we open our blogs to others who may not be regular visitors and will any luck this project might snowball with additional contributors.
    Anyone else who would like to be involved please feel free to do so. The more the merrier. The object of this project is to bring people together while we explore our environments, blow the cobwebs from our cameras, and maybe try to be a bit daring in the way we use our cameras, or learn some new techniques (from each other, like selective colouring, for example). We are in this for fun and to share.
    Hope you all will enjoy.

    Reply

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