Tag Archives: Vegetable

The Allotment – June and Early July

Its been about a month since I last posted and in that time the allotment has been doing its wonderful thing of producing fruit and vegetables. The weather this year has been “unhelpful” (to put it mildly). A dry May … Continue reading

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Allotment Glut – Just for a short while

My old dictionary (a school prize in 1967) defines a glut as “supply exceeds demand”. On that basis, we have had a glut of soft fruit and are now into a glut of vegetables. However, I think that with modern … Continue reading

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Allotment crop – 12th July

We’re visiting the allotment every other day now. I find that this means that I don’t pick the fruit and vegetables before they’re ripe. In the past, by going every day, we’ve ended up picking things before they’re fully ripe … Continue reading

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Salad and Fruit

The main crops of the week have been the end of the redcurrants, raspberries, rhubarb, gooseberries (both red and green), the first blackberries, peas (both Mangetout and Podded), courgettes (which still haven’t burst into life but are producing a handful … Continue reading

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Allotment Cropping

Sitting here, looking at the rain makes me grateful that I won’t have to go watering. The allotment is going well with Broad Beans, Peas, Mangetout, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Broccoli, Potatoes and Courgettes all adding to the number of vegetables … Continue reading

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Preparing the Allotment

I went to the allotment for a couple of hours this afternoon. The morning started cold and miserable but after lunch it brightened up a bit so I decided that a couple of hours at the allotment would be a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup & Bread

There’s not a lot nicer on a cold and snowy day than a bowl of homemade soup. Although I do think we have gone one better here by having homemade soup using (mainly) homegrown ingredients and accompanying it with homemade … Continue reading

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