This morning I thought I would pay a quick visit to the allotment, just to check on the greenhouse and see what could be brought home.That was at 10.30 am and I left at 2.00pm! The allotment is like a time warp, I just potter away for what seems like an hour and 3 have passed.The harvest for today, I dug up a drill of pops, Kerr's Pinks which had been sprayed against blight, the foliage cut down and left in tubers in the ground.The potatoes were small with no sign of blight but the return on about 6 stalks is not good. the last of the white turnips, I cleared one of the barrels of carrots, about 8 baby ones.A courgette from the plant that did nothing in the greenhouse but recovered when I put it outside,and there is another courgette coming on the plant as well.
The tomatoes in the greenhouse, they are a good size but not too many of them.I took 8 nice red ones today and the same last week. The cucumber was also taken home today, the plants are going very yellow but there are some small cucumbers coming on as well. Fed them and watered them.
The celery earthed up again.There seems to be lots of leaves I hope that means lots of nice stalks too!
The leeks have been earthed up for the first time today. Some have put on quite good growth and a few are smaller. Only time will tell.
I had to cover the peas and beans with netting as something (the rabbits, I think) had eaten a few, about 10 half eaten ones were hanging on the plants. There is not enough for them and us!