Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
The Plot Harvest
I managed to get down to the plot on Sunday where more veggies were harvested. The first few courgettes were ready and so was some beetroot which was delicious once roasted. You may remember the old bath which had been left on the plot when I took it on. We've grown carrots in it previously and Hubby decided he'd sow some seed in there again this year. They come out beautifully straight and there's no sign of any root fly damage. I also harvested some more cucumbers, both mini munch and crystal lemon from the greenhouse, as well as potatoes and spring onions which had grown in containers in the garden. A few more blueberries and tayberries which I'd missed the day before were also picked. All in all, a nice little haul.
We've had a couple of people tell us that they hadn't had much rain in Leeds whilst we were away, so we were really surprised to see just how bad the weeds were when we visited the plot. It's going to take some serious hard work to get it back in to shape.
The sweetcorn, which I'm usually unsuccessful with, has developed cobs which now have silks, so I'm very hopeful that I'll get a harvest this year. The beans are flowering, but they don't seem to be as good as I've had in previous years, though I'll reserve judgement until there's something to harvest. Germination didn't go according to plan though, so it may be a knock on effect. I had trouble with squash last year, but I've noticed some fruits on the sprawling plants so I'm hopeful that I'll have something to harvest eventually. All the hard work which is put in at the start of the year is so worth it when harvest time comes round.
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.