Plenty of help down at the allotment

Here are my little helpers. Isla and Nevie took time off from their own allotment and helped me pull up the  carrots. Not sure if you can see the carrots too clearly but Isla is holding them up and in amongst them are purple and creamy coloured as well as the more mundane orange.  Not that there is anything mundane about these carrots as they do have a few legs!

Once the ground was cleared  I sowed more dwarf beans, asian greens and two varieties of pumpkin. One variety was Butternut but I’m not sure about the other variety as it was in an envelope in the seed-savers box at the farm simply named ‘pumpkin’.  So once again my gardening is an adventure as I wait to see what pops up.

Happy gardening.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Imported Kiwi
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 10:32:56

    How lovely 🙂

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  2. Natalie Cleary
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 13:21:42

    Adorable!

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  3. narf77
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 04:07:30

    What an amazing community you are forging at your allotment and on the farm Jean :). I love watching you harvest your crops and sowing your next seamlessly. I have some juvenile pumpkins that decided to come up in our compost heap…hardly surprising as I love pumpkin to the max and eat it just about every single day. I adore butternut pumpkins and am interested in what you may get from your generic “pumpkin”. I can’t wait to see 🙂

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Oct 19, 2012 @ 08:20:11

      Hi Fran. I love your comments. I think I get as much nourishment from the community at the allotment as from the veggies I grow. Recently we have found more young families joining us as volunteers at the farm and as allotment holders, which is lovely and the children bring a breath of fresh air with them.
      I love pumpkins too. Not sure if I’ll do as well with the pumpkins as you will down south. But I am looking forward to growing them over the summer. We’ll see how we go.

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      • narf77
        Oct 19, 2012 @ 13:01:06

        Butternuts tend to be pretty easy to grow anywhere. Mum grew them in the extreme heat of a W.A. summer so hopefully they will transfer and grow well in your Queensland summer 🙂

  4. MrsYub
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 15:49:02

    What a lovely photo! And the carrots look pretty good, too, lol!
    I look forward to seeing what pumpkins that vine grow! Love mystery food!

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  5. cityhippyfarmgirl
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 09:26:01

    It’s always good to have little garden helpers Jean. I’ll bet those carrots were delicious.

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  6. notjustgreenfingers
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 01:25:36

    There is nothing nicer than eating a homegrown carrot that has been freshly dug up. My daughters eat some of them before I manage to even get them home loo
    I bet your little helpers loved it at the allotment with you. My daughters used to love getting dirty, digging up veg, making mud pies and collecting insects when they were smaller…it’s a sad world now as children rarely experience this anymore.

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