Saturday, 19 October 2013

Manure and Squashes

First visit to the plot today following our lovely two weeks away in beautiful Tenerife - now, I love the allotment, but I'd rather be in Tenerife again right now!
I only went to see how things were doing and to pull a potato but ended up spending a couple of hours on the site.
There hasn't been a frost while we were away and the weather has apparently stayed quite warm, though there had been a lot of rain at some point - the gauge was full.
Looks like I'm going to be eating squashes for a few months - Jamie's refusing at this point :-)

Cornells Bush Delicata
Jack-be-Little
Uchiki Kuri
It was such a warm day and there were quite a few of us there because the manure was being delivered - we can buy a barrow-load from HAHA for £1 (HAHA buy it from a local farmer). We were pleased to see how well-rotted it is and I moved 8 barrow-loads to our plot - Jamie may get some more next week.
I went home with a very heavy bag of potatoes, one squash and a sweetcorn - most of the sweetcorn have gone over now but the one I took home was still sweet and tasty, though the kernels were a little harder than you'd really want.

5 comments:

  1. Smelly work moving the "muck" but well worth the effort. We can't get anyone to deliver manure at the moment. It used to cost us £20 for a huge truck load but some local suppliers are asking up to £50 a load now.

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  2. Looking tanned and beautiful and shovelling sh......

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  3. We are lucky and have a supply delivered free to the site, We just help ourselves from the communal bay

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  4. Hi Belinda,
    Was looking at your Tenerife photos on Google+. I see that you got to the Anaga Mountains in the NW corner.
    There's a great network of paths there. The north coast of the island is spectactular too.

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    1. Yes, we're intending to return next year and explore the Anaga national park. It's such a beautiful island - we love to stay in the North

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