Hours at the plot so far 57.
I thought it was going to be dull today so planned a session at the allotment for this afternoon. Well....it was blazing sun, but I still did an hour and a half of very necessary work.
I weeded and loosened the soil around my row of runner beans, watered them and hung the net for them to climb.
Then I weeded and watered the little row of peas. They are not doing so well...only about a quarter of what I sowed have come up.
Then I dug up the last row of second earlies....yielding two Tesco bags full.
Then I took up the onions and shallots and took them home....three bags of onions and one of shallots....great big ones. They are now hanging up on lines in the tunnel to dry then I will make ropes of them all. I have enough garlic to set up a shop! I'm thinking of peeling some and putting them in olive oil. Does anyone know how long they keep like that? I'll make ropes of the rest and give some away!
The shallots are destined for pickling....DH's favourite.
Another plotter gave me some blackcurrants, and some runner beans which we had for dinner. And there was a marrow (two actually but I only took one) on the seat for anyone to take...which was very tasty for my dinner. It was creamy fleshed....very nice.
This evening I worked for an hour and a half in the tunnel and in the garden....watering.... and stringing up the onions and other alliums in the tunnel. I have a full schedule of things to do in the garden tomorrow, and I'd dearly like to spend a couple of hours at the plot hoeing the weeds which are beginning to take over. Possibly in the evening.