Bumper Harvest – August Year 3

August 2010….

So far we have a nice glorious summer…. by seeing all the vegetables at the plot … healthy and lots lots produces…..

The project for this month is laying a decent patio at the front of the shed…. no more slipping or treading when the ground is wet…. thanks my 2 JCB workers….

New Patio

Good job has been done by these 2 JCBs … slabs laid… solid and decent look…. patio made…. very well done…

new patio copy

Glad to see visitors can have a nice place to sit around on the new built patio…..

visitors

Home Made…

Keep picking of the seams everlasting Raspberry…. the plants are just keep producing berries, guessed that in April and May time has put in loads of manure and fertilizer plus the wild flower patch near by… all helps for the outcome…. I have made load of Raspberry jams and Raspberry coulis, which definitely will last us for the next season… To make use of all these jams and coulis …the next production line is making sponge cakes and biscuits…. all fun around….

Rapsberry cake copy

Chutney, jam and jelly are the wonderful ways to keep and lasting the produces…. spiced them up and become real treat for munching the lunch, dinner and tea….. even gifts too…… I have made lots this year and even have to order some jars from Lakeland… very satisfactory customer….

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Harvest

Feeling wonderful to pick all these produces from ground… all come from just a tiny seed… make you wonder of nature can give….. plus the hard labour of work did paid off well….. Alleluia…

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tomatoes galore copy

Squashes galore copy

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Week 36

13th October – 19th October 200

Nice weather this week…. Gordon Brown showed some signs of pulling the slump of recent financial downfalls…wait and see then…..

Prefer to the allotment, if really I have a disaster of bad spell on the plants I just have to regrow them in other time with another way or even go for other variety….

Highlights of this week

A Happy Grower

This week we have our happy Mike who is happy for what he grow…..big sweet parsnips and juicy carrots….love to see all these wonderful produces and the happy grower too.

Crops of this week

At this pleasent weather all the existing crops at the plots seem catching up the growth, here are some of them…..

JCB

This week my dear and wonderful JCB always handy to help in doing the donkey work….dig and turn over the soil….love this humanoid machinery dearly……

Produces & New plants

Obviously this is the time to pick as much as you can, and at the same time I have sow in some seeds at home, winter lattuce, more cabbages and sweet peas ……

Composts

Composts keep on filling into the trench and even created a mini hole to fill in more composts for the soil….

We have two consecutive pleasent weeks so far, full of anxious to see how the change of weather affecting the growth with all the veggies, lots of to learn about this…..

Week 31

8th – 14th September 2008

Another miserable week on the weather side, wet wet wet, even get me under the weather, had got a slight damp chill …… may so get a rest to get it over.  Still the walk to the allotment raise my spirit because there are plants growing there, they are small and simple but beautiful ….

Highlights of this week

Dashed in between the rain I managed to get some plants in….

New plants

Radish

The radish has germinated within a week’s time, it must be the moist in the air…..

Sunflower

Got a glimpse of my sunflower on top of roof, how come they grow that tall ………

Produce of this week

Decided to collect all the sweetcorns and keep on picking all the mature vegetables, all delicious in taste too ……

Looking forward for a better next week, but the forcast is still not stable, well I just have to dash in and out again ……

Week 26

3 Aug – 10 Aug 2008 Rain drops keep falling on my head…… this song has been spinning round the whole week synchronise with the weather, we have very humid wet days.  This affect most plants to puff up and the warm sunny spell in short appearance really did stimulate the growth too.  Besides busy at the plot, I have to whiz up a birthday roast for handy man, I would not miss the open ceremony of the Olympic Game too….. I shall glue in front the screen for my favourite sports for a while in the coming two weeks…. really where to find time to dig my plot…..

Highlights of this week

Flower power

The real bloom is catching up in this wet and humid plus the sudden sunny spell weather, you can see that all flowering and vegetating are doing all right…..

French runner beans

New Project of this week

Shed

The intended shed relocation has started rolling, catch in between wet and dry spell, hopefully will be fixed it next week…..

Pumpkin supporter

After harvesting and cut down the worn out sweet peas, the tripod use as the mini pumpkin support…..

Produces of this week

Beans and cabbages, beetroot and carrots…. eat as much as my hearty please….

Bits & Pieces

I have caught some glimpse of other plotter’s progress in their achievement…..very interesting, lot of successes except for one….

Week 25

28 July – 2 Aug 2008

July and August, my most busy time of the year and every years besides the Christmas…..this is because both my children birthdays are within two weeks, summer breaks means hosting their friends and our friends and relatives….. and come to realise that this is the high time of the allotment too, well isn’t it wonderful that life is so full of events that boredom is unthinkable ……………..

Highlight of this week

Tomato

The tomato plants ‘money maker’ starting its ripening process …………

Sweet corn

So does the first crop of sweet corns, the rain can help to puff up ………

Courgette

Courgettes are harvesting in large, both quantity and sizes, about to run out with recipes to do with them……

Mini Pumpkin

They are puffing up in sizes …………….

Flower power

Gladioli now in full bloom and so does marigolds and sweet peas, keeping all the flying insects frenzies …

Produces of this week

Lots of produces these days, still the fast eating cannot match up with the rate of produces……look at my turnip, like a football, took us four meals the consume it… stew, tarts,stir fry…..yum yum….

New project – shed

Bought a second hand half shed from John’s plot, ending up working full force in building from foundation, thanks both the handy man and JCB to contribute their strength and time…… just watch this space in the coming weeks …..

New plants of this week

January King

Put in six January King cabbages…….

Bits & Pieces

Just for inform, the first time seeing the flower form of globe artichoke …