A very random selection of summer photos as it was a very random kind of summer! Weather was unpredictable and harvesting even more so.I lost my blogging MOO somewhere along the line due to Blogger and problems with that, I think I will be looking at other means of publishing the blog.The latest which I have encountered over the past few days is I cannot leave comments on other blogs as the comment moderation does not work.I type in the word verification over and over again but blogger keeps saying it is wrong!
My lovely Aunt Maisie celebrated her 83rd birthday, she is the last remaining one of my Mother's family of 8
Salad crops did OK even though the lettuce spent its time growing under cloches event through July and August.The onions had to be lifted early as the necks were getting soft due to the continuous wet weather.They were dried in the greenhouse and are now bagged in recycled fruit netting
Some crops went to seed as in this globe artichoke which is a thing of beauty in the allotment. We are redoing the artichokes bed as they are getting too big for the bed near the greenhouse now.I have some off shoots growing which will be moved to a new permanent bed soon.
Our plot appeared in print! Fionnuala Fallon who writes the Urban Farmer column in the Irish Times each Thurs visited us nearly 2 years ago.The book is called From the Ground Up and has stories of different veg growers who have grown their own in various places around Ireland often against the odds on wet or boggy land.its not a how to and when gardening book but has lots of great ideas and encouragement to try growing your own no matter what you have even if it is a balcony as in the chapter 8 Square metres.
Hopefully when I click publish Blogger will do so!