Category: home grown

Mid summer plot update (1/5) Bite sized updates of the whole…

Mid summer plot update (1/5)

Bite sized updates of the whole plot coming this week. I’m too cautious to plant or seed anything over summer so plant stocking is going to stay pretty samey for a while, so I thought it would be a good benchmark to document it all.

All plants are overwintered or planted this spring, so they are mostly tiny compared to how it will look in future years.

Trying to fit 6 beds per picture. From top left to right, next left to right and so on:

Horseradish
Bergamot
Aronia berry (not germinated yet)
Thimbleberry (not germinated yet)
Hyssop (not germinated yet)
Bitter orange

Red currant
Thyme
Huckleberry (not germinated yet)
Sunflower/Cucamelon
Cornelian cherry
Aniseed

Lots of annual stuff in between too like amaranth, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, chard etc.

Tried this new way of planting seeds. It is meant to stop them…

Tried this new way of planting seeds. It is meant to stop them drying out. We’ll see…we’ve tried squash, beans and peppers today.

Might try something like this this year. Seeing as we might…

Might try something like this this year. Seeing as we might downsize it might be interesting. Maybe change some of the veg.

Finally made it down the allotment the last two weekends, one…

Finally made it down the allotment the last two weekends, one sunny, one rainy! It was a lovely surprise to see the rhubarb had come up and the apple buds were starting to form, more of a surprise to find a full garlic bed we never planted. We moved the blackberry bush while still dormant, using some of our lovely home food waste compost. So much still to do though, we’ve made a pact we will be back next weekend.

Got some great produce today, not bad for no rain or water. Now…

Got some great produce today, not bad for no rain or water. Now what to cook? Blackberry turnovers for starters.

We picked most of the artichokes but left a couple as they are…

We picked most of the artichokes but left a couple as they are so pretty when they flower.

We don’t have any water down the allotment anymore and it…

We don’t have any water down the allotment anymore and it hasn’t rained for ages so we were wondering what it would be like today. Not everything is doing great but a lot still is :). The grass just doesn’t stop. Need to get a electric free lawnmower.

Blueberry pancakes and maple syrup for brunch with…

Blueberry pancakes and maple syrup for brunch with yesterday’s pickings from the allotment. Yum!

A quick picking at the allotment. Now what shall we have?

A quick picking at the allotment. Now what shall we have?

Had to go down the allotment today as it was so gorgeous….

Had to go down the allotment today as it was so gorgeous. Everything is green! And overgrown! It was too hot to do much, but got the whole of the fruit cage weeded and what a lot of weeds there were! Going home with a nice selection of berries and some artichokes for starter for dinner in the garden tonight. YUM!