Mick brought home the first courgette of the year when he went to the allotment on Wednesday. I'm sure that now they've started producing we'll get a steady supply until the glut arrives in a few weeks' time. We're getting a few strawberries each time we visit but we really need to make a new bed and get some new plants, the ones we have are definitely past their best now. Another first was the asparagus kale. I've never grown this variety of kale before and I can guarantee that we won't be growing it again, yuck! It's supposed to taste of asparagus, hence it's name, but it definitely doesn't to me. We'll stick to curly kale and cavolo nero in future, though I'd like to give Russian kale a go at some point.
More potatoes have been harvested. My main varieties this year are Arran Pilot and Anya but I've grown a small amount of another three varieties to try too. These are Vales Emerald, a first early. I did enjoy them but I still prefer my two main choices.
The other two varieties of potatoes I'm trying this year are Bonnie and Sherine so we'll have to see how they do in the taste test.
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