Sunday, July 13, 2008

Today's Allotment

As promised in the last post, this post brings the user up-to-date with the current state of the allotment. Whilst we don't spend as much time on the allotment as we wish, and the weeds are continuing to be a struggle, we did bring home a large bag of veg today :-)

Section 1
Jerusalem artichokes, potatoes, and some bits and pieces that refuse to show much in the way of life:

Section 2
Mostly onions (interspersed with annoying bits of grass), although at the top there are also 3 surviving butternut squash plants surrounded by lots of weeds (the rest were eaten by slugs).

Section 3
Cucumbers and courgettes...which we discovered were EXTREMELY tasty today.

Section 4
Broad beans, runner beans, some barely surviving peas and more tomatoes than you can shake a stick at:

Whilst the allotment is never as successful as we wish, it does seem to be becoming more successful with each passing year:

There is nothing quite as rewarding as eating your own vegetables.