Even though the heat was unbearable and we were sweating our butts off, we spent a good 40 mins at the allotment on Sunday. We were the ONLY people there, that should have told us something, plus in the end Toby was far too warm as well- so homeward bound we were...
The plot was a dried out weedy mess but we love it and though we'd give it our best go....
Lots of courgette flowers appearing now - hurrah and though now photographed here, our sweetcorn is looking strong and healthy.
These were just a few early garlic cloves we lifted, they were small but later we found them to be so delicious
Our first planter pot of potatoes was harvested and we were really, pleaseantly surprised. With all this crazy heatwave action and no rain, we thought they would be tiny and disappointing but no, they were small and utterly tasty. Most went to Mamma G, as you are reading this I am hiking again in Fermanagh ;)
Oh my! We have wasps nesting in my remaining bird box. They didn't bother us at all and are of course goo for the plants but it was disturbing to hear later that other people had taken theirs and burnt them to death - why?
I think we all need to rethink our relationship with the wasp - education is key.
A wheelbarrow full of weeds later, with the front half of the right hand bed really for leeks to be planted later in the week. Really, considering Toby getting sickly and we needing a cold shower as soon as we got home - we did good!
A harvest trug :)
Garlic, broad beans, potatoes and rainbow chard - yumm!