Thursday, 23 September 2010

Recent Harvests

A 7lb 6oz Butternut Squash:

Grew these as a novelty spud "Highland Burgundy Red" curious purple/pink mashed spuds! Quickly go to mush when cooked, small yield, won't bother again.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Off the plot today

From a late (July 2nd) sowing of Kelvedon Wonder.

A Thousand Apologies

Sorry I've not kept this blog up to date very well.

I was ill in the early part of the year and from May onwards, it was catch up time. However despite being late in things have really caught up and a lot have been better than last year.

White Lady runner beans have been fantastic and still in flower - seed not sown until May in seed trays at home and the spuds are much larger than previous years despite being planted almost 2 months later than usual. Pictured here is my 2lb "Kestrel".

The "Ambo" are a huge crop with 4 or 5 large bakers per plant and a few smaller ones. Desiree are a resonable return, although not quite as good as the Ambo.

30 spring cabbage have gone in today to compliment the 30 winter caulis already in.