Category: shallots

We love onions. Each and every single one of t…

We love onions. Each and every single one of them. These shallots shall be devoured worth huge smiles on our faces!
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Shallots rearing their head (or were these the…

Shallots rearing their head (or were these the red onions???)

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Summer was nice while it lasted…..

Starting to get a bit dodgy again weather-wise but today wasn’t so bad when the sun came out and if you managed to get out of the wind you could almost imagine it was balmy.

I recently bought 5 new gooseberry bushes “invicta” a firm favourite as it gives lovely tart berries just right for cooking and jam making. I have reduced to bushed to three stems which I shall grow as cordons. I have found it to be a low maintenance high-yield method of growing this fruit.

I gave my garlic bed a tidy up – it had got a bit weedy but seems to have withstood the vagaries of our “spring” weather. Added a few shallots as well to fill in a few gaps.

The broad beans “aquadulce claudia” arent lookingb brilliant, so I have uncovered them to allow in pollinators and gave them a bit of a feed. There are some gaps which I shall fill in with a crimson flowered variety I have already sown into root trainers.

“zebrune” or banana shallots are mostly looking ok. One or two…

“zebrune” or banana shallots are mostly looking ok. One or two have not dried as well as they should & have a touch of mildew. They will be first for the chop. I think the greenhouse is perhaps too warm & not dry enough. 

the sweetcorn and raspberries are still coming and I picked some “cavalo nero” for dinner as well. Delicious! The round yellow object is a “crystal apple” cucumber grown by a neighbour, very juicy and a hint of sweetness. I sgall be having a go myself next year.