Tuesday, 24 June 2008


One thing I learned in my first year of allotment gardening (last year) was to harvest as much as possible while it's still young, tender and tasty - there will always be lots more to come!

Tonight's dinner was quiche (made with homegrown leaf beet), baby new potatoes, broad beans, peas, teeny carrots and salad. Pretty much all of it was my own produce : )

I would have had wild raspberries for pudding, but I scoffed the lot on my way home...

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Pea tendrils

I've been photographing my peas in close-up (rather than weeding!) - they are very beautiful : )

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Gardeners' friend

Click for bigger - look at his little face! : )

Friday, 13 June 2008

Summer harvest begins...

Last night I brought home my first half-decent harvest from the allotment. I got a good handful of broad beans, cornsalad, perpetual spinach, and new potatoes. Yum!
Hopefully, from this point onwards, with a bit of careful planning, I'll have a fairly continuous supply of goodies...

The other day I picked a big bagful (is that a word?) of juicy cherries from a tree in a park just outside town. The park also has a few plum trees - I'm eagerly awaiting the fruit from those as they were very sweet and tasty last year. They were early too - along with some wild cherries they made a fine "June jam".

Monday, 2 June 2008

Mystery plant...

I found this plant growing in some woods near to my allotment, and wondered if it might be some kind of currant or gooseberry. What do you think?