Thanks to a very kind loan our allotment is going to be fuelled by coffee!
Head Gardner is a very happy digger!
We are quite forgetful….such a lot going on! After a spring onion and over zealous weeding ‘incident’ I decided that we needed plant markers.
We don’t do much bribery and corruption…! And for most of us we don’t need it but as we had a project (forgot to take camera so will stage some pictures and blog about the project tomorrow) that needed completing today to ensure lots of other things can get on, we need full cooperation from all the troops. So payment for today’s work was in….cake!!!
So I thought jam was hard to make but we have found it fun and fairly easy….saying that the proof is in the pudding. We have 13 differing size jars from 2kg of fruit and 1.7kg more to jam but not enough jars with seal buttons left.
Busy day at the allotment. After doing some reading around we decided to pick the gooseberries. We are going to make jam so they seemed perfect for that. Head gardener decided to tackle some weeding and both allotment kids came along. Even reluctant digger joined in – filling water bottles and weeding.
So Head Gardner had been to the allotment to pick up the potatoes and broccoli for dinner. Littlest digger was in her element and came back pleased as punch. Again we know Tesco’s/Sainsbury/Morrisons (insert any other supermarket name) will not be going out of business but it feels nice to know tonight’s pork chops will be served with new potatoes, chives, broccoli and cauliflower all lovingly grown by us.
Just as promised within 48 hours our new toy, a greenhouse, has arrived – equally as promised the Atlantic storms with their gale force winds are still with us.
No we are not contestants on this show but will be watching with interest! It’s a BBC 2 show described by Wiki as a “British game show hosted by Fern Britton”. It pitches 9 pairs of contestants against each other in various growing, displaying and cooking challenges.
Right off to the allotment to plant the garlic. Have I got the key…yes!
After packing the car and checking I had all I needed, including the key I set off for the allotment. Continue reading
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