Posted by: estherreeves | June 22, 2009

A mixed weekend

Saturday was spent doing one allotment stuff and Sunday we got to the site to find that there had been qute a lot of damage and break ins, a fact of life I suppose allotments are an easy target as there is no-one living there, at least ours doesn’t tend to get the vegs nicked as some which back on to houses do.

We try and work on the principle of keeping nothing worth nicking on the plot but that doens’t stop people doing damage to check, in some ways I’m quite glad we don’t have a gate and so forth as there is less damage to do to get into our plot, we went past one that had been kicked off it’s hinges.

Swift harvest

Swift harvest

We did dig some more potatoes for tea. I dig up all the Swift, five plants in total, as the leaves were looking very eaten unlike the rest of the plants around them. Got some very decent sized potatoes though only a few per plant, one was plenty big enough to bake. In total we got 5lb 4.5 oz not counting the one too slug damaged to use. There was a few bits of slug damage on some others but nothing major.

Boiled they were nice, held together well and had a very delicate flavour. I prefered the Red Duke of York favour wise but there is enough to try them a different way and see how they go.

Some digging was done, though small people arn’t heavy enough to get the spade in the ground on their own!

Shouldn't it go into the ground??

Shouldn't it go into the ground??

Finally some earth to move !

Finally some earth to move !

Some older help is called for

Some older help is called for

So does planting them make them grow more?

So does planting them make them grow more?

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