So, two weeks ago when I made my last harvest post we had harvested 4kg of tomatoes. What a difference a fortnight makes. We’ve now picked 20kg of tomatoes, had a significant number of bowls of tomato soup, made tomato sauce and chopped up tomatoes for the freezer and given a reasonable quantity away. Looking…… Continue reading Harvest – Beginning of September 2021
Minibel (outside)Sandpoint (in greenhouse)Oleron YellowFirst harvest!!First Fruit showing colour About two weeks later than normal, our tomatoes are beginning to show signs of ripening. Although we normally get a few tomatoes starting around 11th July, this year they seem late. I think its a combination of not growing the cultivars that are reliably early (Bloody…… Continue reading At Last! – Tomatoes starting to Ripen & other things
Our veg patch & one greenhouse OK, whilst the tomatoes are yet to start ripening most of the rest of the garden seems to be doing OK. The strawberry plants are giving us enough for fruit most mornings with our cereal and we picked the first raspberries today. One of the difficulties that we haven’t…… Continue reading Update – Mid July 2021
We’ve come to the end of July and the garden/polytunnel are both doing well with decent harvests of French Beans, Cucumbers and Courgettes adding to the Lettuce (which are still going well). However, the Radishes, Broad Beans and Peas have finished for the year. Whatever I do with Radishes, they never seem to be as…… Continue reading End of July Update – 2019
Last year I gave up my allotment. It was too far away and not doing what I wanted (unlike many allotments, despite the fact there are over 100 plots, rarely are there any people about. Everybody seems to go on a Sunday morning when I can’t make it so there’s nobody to see when I…… Continue reading Polytunnel Activity, Planting Tomatoes, Garden Birdlife, etc..
The weather gods must have been listening when I last posted, the weather has improved (somewhat) and we’re now back to what I would expect to be getting in April (showers and sunshine). So spring has come with a rush and we’ve got peculiar combinations of plants in flower in the garden at the same…… Continue reading The Weather is improving