It’s been a while since I posted, both due to my lack of ideas of things to update you guys on, as well as some personal sadness in having my friend Elizabeth die of cancer. I have been spending the past week feeling quite sad and so haven’t had the energy to write a blog post.
Our allotment though continues to grow (weeds as well). We have harvested approximately 3kgs of red currants as well as the saskatoon berries and some raspberries.
The raspberries are from shoots that have come from our neighbour’s plant on the allotment. I really don’t love how rapidly they invaded our hugelbed but we will have plenty of canes to replant when the time comes.
We have also harvest 3 large heads of pac choi (these probably should have been harvested a bit earlier), and our garlic harvest. Though I feel unsure as to whether we have grown enough garlic to cover our yearly consumption, it’s still lovely having our own fresh garlic to enjoy.
Images: A lovely male pumpkin flower , our first cucumber of the year (Northern Pickling) I am very excited about these,as we have had some difficulties growing these with frost damage, voles eating up the seedlings and aphid issues in the past so I am pretty chuffed about getting to harvest these and hopefully fermenting them for pickles.
The corn silks have been pollinated and are starting to wilt and turn brown, which is a good sign., some of the pac choi harvest and a female pumpkin flower 🙂