Saturday, 18 August 2012

Plans for salad and sweet onions

We had a few hot hours on the plot this morning. Weeding, grass-cutting and dead-heading the calendula - every time you turn round another seed head appears. We really don't want them self-seeding everywhere again next year! They're beautiful but you can have too much of a good thing :-)

Silverskins
These are our roundest silverskin onions, have left loads in the ground in the hope that they will also grow more spherical. These ones are going into a little jar of sweet white pickling vinegar for Christmas martinis - haven't quite decided on the recipe yet.

The strawberries are having a second flush of fruits. Hopefully we'll get to eat some - we missed out on the first lot because the birds got them, well there were only about 5 that grew, and they weren't very good :-( Next year we plan to have a proper strawberry bed on Plot 8
Strawberries
We picked a great trugful of goodies today - the kestrel spuds look good (and no slug damage or hollow hearts in this crop so far), salad consists of lettuce, tomatoes, red spring onions, cucumber and even a little pepper. And we're going to have coleslaw made with our first cabbage - which is a bit nibbled but we can eat round that!

4 comments:

  1. What a great trug of goodies! I can bring you some strawberry plants in September if you want some. One of my next jobs is to clear the strawberry patch and there will be loads of well-rooted runners.

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    1. Thanks Jen, actually we have a plan for the strawberries so I'll have to turn your's down. Shame as your baskets of fruit did look delish!

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  2. Your veggies in the trugg look very nice. My Strawberries were good earlier this year but none have appeared since. Just back from car booting. Sold 6 trays of Rhubarb, 1 of Khol-rabi and 2 of Parsnips.

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    1. Well done at the car boot! After the terrible start to the year it's suprising how much there is to harvest - just shows it is worth persevering, we just need to work with the weather (easy to say when it's a beautiful sunny evening of course!)

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