Saturday, 13 July 2013

Too hot to blog

Wow! The weather's been so fabulous over the last couple of weeks that I haven't had time to write a blog post! 34° in the shade today! Mrs B found it a bit hot too!
We've been going to the plot straight from work. These are the Summer evenings we missed last year.
We've been eating quite well from the allotment too - lots of salads, strawberries, a few raspberries today and the yellow Floridor squashes have started to pay out.
Our potato plan hasn't worked - the earlies are arriving later than we intended. We think they probably haven't bulked up because of the lack of rain. So we've been watering the plants a lot over the last week.
We pulled an Arran Pilot - only a very small amount of spuds (about 5 tubers) - lovely as potato salad for lunch! And we pulled a couple of the Pentland Javelins which were enough for two meals - very tasty, but in general we hope to get more than one meal per plant.
Here are some photos showing each quarter of Plot 7 - all growing nicely now!
And here's my one fennel which looks like it will actually get to grow to maturity - hope I haven't spoken too soon!
I have updated the wildlife blog as a few more insects are appearing on site.

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