Wow, what a busy few of weeks. Firstly we celebrated a couple of family members big birthdays. Jenny was 70, Liz was 40 and in a couple of weeks my brother will be 50. It’s one of those years, full of big events. Our parties aren’t large affairs but they are still lovely. It’s a shame the good old British weather isn’t being kinder.
Happy birthday to you all.
Life on our allotment has been a bit limited, mainly due to the weather. We have had a soaking quite a few times. Everything is growing remarkably well. We have lifted pounds and pounds of early potatoes. International Kidney are our current favourites, lovely flavour and a prolific cropper. Swift were a little disappointing, we think the tubers may have been poor. Ulster Sceptre have produced a good amount of unusually large potatoes! not sure why. Our broad beans have been fantastic, cropping very well. The beetroot is starting to crop well. We continue to enjoy the rhubarb, and are still enjoying the odd crumble. The cabbages have started to heart up. Many of our neighbours plots have been struggling with their cabbages, they have been bolting! Strawberries, raspberries, red currants, black currants and gooseberries are all beginning to crop. Courgettes seem to do well every year. My tomatoes are flowering and producing fruits. We need some sunshine to ripen them. Cucumbers are disappointing. I’m hoping it will begin to warm up and the sun will start to shine over the next few weeks.
I’ve eaten all of my jam from last years lovely fruits. I think I might be making some jam tomorrow. x