Wednesday, 1 July 2015

A Day of Firsts


This first of July has many firsts associated with it ...
  1. First potato pulled this year - a Rosabelle
  2. First harvest of broad beans
  3. First courgettes of the year (from our plots. I have already had one from Neal's plot - well, he was on holiday!) 
  4. First purple mangetout to make it home this year!
  5. First day of the year when it's been worth using the trug to gather the harvest and therefore...
  6. First trug shot of the year!
  7. First day with the new bench
First day with the new bench
And I had the day off because yesterday was so lovely I didn't want to miss another lovely day on the allotment - of course I had to hide quite a lot as it was too hot! Well, hottest day in Britain EVER (according to the Met Office).
That maximum of 40 degrees was reached yesterday, but I think the thermometer was in the sun so that doesn't count. Look at the temperature in the greenhouse though!!
Jamie watered the floor and that knocked it down a few degrees, but not enough to be able to stay in there for long!So all this hot weather has meant... a lot of watering!
Everything looks happier when it's been watered.


9 comments:

  1. Your plot is soooo neat. Lovely veg....prize winners all, think that bench needs a few scuff marks to make it lived in.

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    1. Yep, I don't think it'll take the bench long to fit in, with all the pigeons about!!

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  2. What beautifully clean potatoes!...hope mine look that good when I get brave enough to dig them up;)

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    1. I know what you mean! Go on, be brave 😃

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  3. Some fantastic firsts there, well done.

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    1. Thanks! Certainly made part of a very tasty meal last night! That's what the hard work is about!

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  4. Lovely harvest! Your allium plot looks so healthy. Good job!

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    1. Thanks. The onions have a bit more growing to do

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  5. Glad you had the day off to enjoy the good weather. Your harvest looks very tasty!🌞

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