Update October 2015

I am aware that unless you follow me on twitter you would have missed out on any produce or allotment update since July 2015. Sorry for that, but I have to admit I have been a very amateurish allotment gardener since then – in fact, other than harvest produce I have done very little.

I'm ashamed to say I am still harvesting Potatoes which are coming up surprisingly clean and last week I was still harvesting Chillies, Bell peppers and Aubergines (Fig 1) along with Beets etc..
At the weekend I picked my grape harvest (Fig 2), some were not ripe but I doubt they will ripen any more now, so they are mulching at present ready to make wine. I'm also starting to harvest those late Carrots I planted in July, they too are coming up nice and clean.

 

Figure 1 Figure 2

 

I need to prepare some soil for the setting of my over winter Onions (Radar), Shallots (Jermore) and Garlic (Elephant and Italian Red) but it's raining outside at present and I plan to retire in March, so I keep telling myself, loads of time.

Of course there never is enough time and there is always things to do, but I'm hanging on for those precious days of retirement; meanwhile, here are some pictures of this year's harvest.

 

Harvest 1 Harvest 2 Harvest 3 Harvest 4

 

Harvest 5   Harvest 6   Harvest 7