RDS Allotment Awards Photos
I got some photos of the awards winners at last! The basket of mouthwatering veg was a prop brought by the photographer and not grown by me, he also brought spades ,gloves etc.
All of the award winners, this is the first year of the awards so we are all inaugural winners!There was an award for novice gardeners,community gardens, allotment providers and experienced gardeners.Each category had 3 winners, receiving certificates and medals with the outright winner in each receiving a cheque also!
I am no longer at home in the mornings so the computer is only accessed in the evening when I have time and having a Spanish student who spends the evening on the computer has seriously curtailed my time online!I will be back to sole use of the computer after this week as he is returning home so I will have time to visit everybody again.
Gardening has also been curtailed due to the cold and frosty weather some parts of the country actually had snow yesterday! Leeks and turnips are being used and still in the ground at the allotment.I had to tussle with the leeks yesterday to get them out of the cold hard ground.
I have not been idle as I have been doing lots of baking in the evenings,cupcakes, birthday cakes,cheesecake, anything with apples and there are 2 Christmas puddings in the store cupboard.
The freezer is full with sprouts, which were blanched and frozen .I tried some of them during the week and they are as delicious as if they had been cooked fresh so Christmas veg is OK!
There are carrots and blackcurrants and tomato based pasta sauces.The allotment keeps on producing meals even after the outdoor season has finished, I probably would not have frozen anything if I had not been online to follow what other gardening bloggers were doing with their produce.
There are onions and garlic hanging in the shed which reminds me to say I have not grown any garlic this year, we have had 4 years of cossetting garlic which ended up with rust so have decided it is not worth the trouble!