Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Home To A Glut
We arrived home from our fortnight in Cornwall last night and I was thrilled to find that the cucumbers are doing so well. I've never had huge success with cucumbers before, but the two large ones in the photo are Fanfare, a variety which grows well in containers, and which I'm growing outdoors. The other is one of four Mini Munch, a lunch box sized variety. More of these have been taken from the plant whilst I was away. I'm growing this in the greenhouse along with the Crystal Lemon which is also doing very well, it had several fruit waiting for me on my return. I also harvested some potatoes from one of the containers, this is half of the haul from one pot, which were taken, along with the three cucumbers, for my mum and dad.
The tomatoes have gone mad whilst I've been away and a few are just starting to turn red. It's interesting to see that the outdoor plants have grown far better than the ones I'm growing in the greenhouse, though there's plenty of fruit on both. I'm growing the greenhouse plants in containers but the outdoor ones are growing in growbags which have been cut in half and turned on their end, so there's plenty of room for their roots. I shall definitely use growbags in this way again.
Some really fat blueberries have been harvested. I'm really pleased with the amount as I initially thought there wouldn't be much fruit this year, and the Tayberry is still producing even though it's still languishing in it's pot, it still hasn't been planted out yet. I'm hoping to visit the allotment later on today where I'm hoping I'll find more things ready to harvest. We've returned home to some worrying and upsetting news about my dad's health, so I'm hoping to have plenty of fresh goodies from the garden and allotment to supply him with. I'm hoping to catch up with all of your news very soon.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.