Friday, July 31, 2009

Great Scott, great harvest!

Scott was all of 1 years old today. A bit mesmerised by all the excitement and when everybody gathered around and sang a very loud Happy Birthday he cried, not with happiness but terror! From the expression on his face I am sure he thought we were all mad, but a few minutes of cuddles from his Daddy he recovered enough to smile and forgive us for scaring the daylights out of him.
We had a great harvest yesterday from the plot, 2 cauliflowers, courgettes,white turnips,parsley, broccoli (enough to put in a stir fry), some rudely shaped carrots, these were ones Kathryn was trying out they are supposed to be small and fat but were put into the ground in peat pots and I don't think they liked it.Lots of spuds these are Home guard still.
We are coming to the end of the first and second earlies in this bed and next move on to the main bed with British Queens and Kerr's Pinks which so far have escaped any blight
Summer 2009 is continuing to be a total washout and in the process of evolution those of us living in Ireland may begin growing webbed feet and fins!I cut yet another bunch of Sweet peas from the garden at home, they continue to flower despite wind and rain. I have had about 4 big bunches of them and their fragrance fills the kitchen in the morning. A scent of summer if not the sunshine!

9 comments:

talesfromagarden said...

Poor Scott imagine a yr gone already!the sweet pea look divine didnt plant any this year that fritata looked good too!

Linda said...

Writing this on another wet morning in Edinburgh, so I sympathise. Your harvest is looking good, despite the weather, but I suppose we're deprived of the pleasure of just being at the plot because of all this rain.

Poor little Scott, wondering why everyone had gone mad all of a sudden!

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keewee said...

Scott is a sweetie, pity he didn't appreciate his first birthday song.
Your harvest is fabulous.

Peggy said...

Talesfromagarden: The sweet pea are prolific despite the wind and rain!
Linda:I know what you mean, we cannot just go out and 'potter',its just a run out when necessary in this weather.
Jennifer: welcome aboard, I am glad you enjoyed reading the blog, lots of people pass through so it is nice to have a visitor who stops to say hello!
KeeWee,Scott cheered up after a few minutes but the birthday song may trigger unhappy memories for him!

Matron said...

The weather isn't much better here in London! I grew some blight resistant potatoes this year (Sarpo Axona) so far they look great. The sweet pea fragrance is heavenly, isn't it? I plant them among my runner beans. I am told that you are about to receive Bilbo on his travels? I await your post, and hope to put in a keen bid to show him the sights in London!

Peggy said...

Matron, Bilbo is indeed winging his way to Ireland and as soon as he lands I will do a post.

Catherine said...

Lovely to see the birthday boy, he shares a birthday with my 22 year old son, so he arrived on his 21st! Hope he has as much fun in 20 years time! Great harvest as well, despite the washout summer things seem to be growing. I am still cutting rhubarb and tomatoes are just starting to colour. Today is actually sunny, unbelievable.

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