Just had a little reminisce……

Just spent the last few minutes looking back on all my posts about my allotment – what a fantastic journey and I’ve learnt so much but still got so much to learn.

Great to have all those pictures to look at and didn’t realise that I had planted chilies so early in February last year.

Must get going for this season and get those potatoes on the windowsill chitin.

Happy 2017 season and we come!

Only gone and bought a …..

 So I try to use everything from The allotment and I try and freeze as much as I can but I still have a glut so I thought I’d try… A dehydrator. I’m new to this as I am still new to my allotment really however I thought I’d give it a go. I have looked up on the Internet all the foods that you can dry out and I’m really looking forward to trying some in particular kale to make kale chips. I can use all the excess apples and I can try all sorts of vegetable crisps – watch this space. Been reading up on this website and looking forward to making some jerky but the main reason for this is to use the things I grow my allotment and be able to keep them longer. Exciting stuff. Lots of good stuff.

anyone else got one or use one? Please share your ideas with this novice.

My eggs

My white leghorns give beautiful big white eggs nearly every day come rain or shine with beautiful orange yolks. Never had a double yet but here’s hoping. 

The middle size egg comes from my cute friendly Japanese Bantom with same size yolk and less white which are great for dippy dippy eggs.I didn’t know yolks were the same size regardless of the chicken until someone informed me.

And then there is my Silkie! Think she may be coming to the end of her laying days. She has laid soft shell eggs for a few weeks now and yesterday produced the smallest egg I have ever seen. 

Anybody else had this? 

One of my favourite Christmas pressies. 🌲

An allotment friend put this very thoughtful gift together for me to take to my allotment each time I go. 

Comes with – old file carrier painted – filled boxes full of tea bags and sugar – a perfectly fitting jar of coffee – a small themos for milk supplies – lovely vintage tin with seed packets in – a sandwich box – a box of wipes and 6 teaspoons – a mug – a pair of gloves – gardeners han cream and a magnetic box on the lid to keep my shed key. How fab is that. 😀  

White and golden beets

Wow what lovely colours. I grew white (which did the best – plump big white beetroot) golden which did well but much smaller than the white but lovely colour and no bleeding. 😀 

Used DK preserves book recipe for beetroot relish and added a few extras myself.  Looking forward to tasting as it smells lovely. 

Chilly 2017

Just spent a chilly hour or so up at my plot. Collected all the runner beans ready to dry out on the windowsill and then plant up for next season. They were lovely runner beans and seemed to produce loads of lovely tasty beans. 

Then pucked my gourgous brukale – known as various things in different catalogues – but they are brussel flowers. 

So I was blessed with a bag full of green and purple and so pleased as I had a disater with brussels last year. I am definitely growing these again this year. 

I am waiting in antisipation for my Christmas present to arrive…..

Watch this space…..😍