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An allotment update!

Lately, my husband & I were really hard-working @our allotment! I will give a big update now! πŸ™‚ We have enjoyed a lot of fresh mixed radishes lately. We have sown them again for the second time:

6 lovely radishes!
6 lovely radishes!

And a few days later, again 3 radishes!

We also eat the leaves!
We also eat the leaves!
first rhubarb from the garden!
The first rhubarb from the season, our garden! 638 grams!

And what has been growing in our own build cold frame?

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And: 2 types of cut-away salad leaves & yellow purslane down below! πŸ™‚ Yum Yum!

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And,…Just look at that lovely view! πŸ™‚

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And for the rest,… in the plain full ground:

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We already have had 8 sugar snap peas! I blanched them for 1 minute or so & poured very cold water over them & ate them like that in a mixed salad! πŸ™‚

Sugar snap was!
Sugar snap was!

And more peas, but the normal peas,…

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And here or some more photos: Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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This is a large insect-hotel, standing on the edge of our plot! πŸ™‚ Lucky us!

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This type of netting-frame is what my husband Peter build with bamboo sticks & wood that was lying around to protect our strawberry plants. Β Cool right? Yesterday, we ate our 1st ripe strawberry! What a different in flavor than the store-bought ones!

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We have 5 home-grown courgettes: 2 green one’s: black beauty & 3 yellow one’s! We put them last week in the ground, covered with black plastic, to warm the earth. We gave them plenty of manure & water. We also trew organic anti-slug granules under the black plastic! My plants were already 1 month & 1/2 old! They needed to be planted out because they were growing small mini courgettes! We also grew at home 5 pumpkin plants!

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This is how we did it!
This is how we did it!

This hedge of red currant plants, called: Jonkheer van Tets, are already turning red,…soon! πŸ™‚ Yummm!

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On the other side, between the field of pumpkins & courgettes, we have a big hedge of raspberries. They are yellow raspberries! πŸ™‚

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Now, let’s see what else has happened in our garden? Here are the many plants that are growing in our plastic conservatory!

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And on the other side:

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In total, in the plastic conservatory, we have 2 big Coeur de boeuf tomato plants, 2 Roma tomato plants, 1 orange tomato plant, 1 green striped tomato plant, 1 green grape cherry tomato plant. We also have 2 aubergine plants, but they don’t grow good at all! 😦 Β We also grow 1 red sweet long pepper plant. We are growing 10 curly green lettuces. We already ate 4 of them. We also grow 10 green celery plants. We also placed Marigold flowers between them all!

Further along, in the full ground:

Bolivar red beets & purple kohlrabi's between them!
Bolivar red beets & purple kohlrabi’s between them!

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So, this is the end, my lonely friend,….the end! πŸ™‚ I hoped you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚ See you later in the year,…:)

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

56 thoughts on “An allotment update!

  1. This is unbelievable, Sophie! We’re totally impressed with your beautiful allotment. You must have put very much hard work into it, yet it seems to be utterly rewarding. πŸ™‚ You have given us a few good ideas for improving our salad corner in the garden. The garden is enough work, we couldn’t cope with an allotment although iT#s onl a few steps away and we go there several times a week to bus fresh eggs … πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, big *hug*,
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri and Selma

  2. Awesome garden, Sophie. I look forward to your rhubarb recipe!

  3. Thanks for the garden update and tour, so much growing and maturing in your garden, and all looking healthy. Happy gardening, happy cooking, happy eating.

  4. What a spectacular display of goodies! I cannot even imagine how much work you’ve devoted to this but it is definitely paying off!

  5. Thank you for the tour. So much is going on in your allotment. How wonderful to have red currants and raspberries and yes, a homegrown strawberry is vastly superior to one you buy in the supermarket xx

  6. Look at everything you are growing. You are doing sustainable living at its best. Well done, Sophie.

  7. You cannot imagine how happy I am to get back to blogging – seeing this post reminds me why I do it all. It is so inspiring to see what you have been growing. What a lush allotment.

    Missed you – big hug!

  8. Look at those cutie-pie radishes! I can’t believe what’s growing there! You are doing such an amazing job….super inspiring!!

  9. Wat ziet je tuin er goed uit Sophie; en groot is-ie ook! Geweldig wat je al hebt gemaakt, de netten, de kas en hoe lekker is ieder radijsje of sugar snap uit eigen tuin! Nu wat meer zon en dan komt het helemaal goed!!

    xo linda

  10. Sophie, your garden is not only huge, it is beautiful. You and Peter’s hard work really shows in your plants, they are thriving. Continued good luck with the growing season.

  11. Very nice Garden and allotment! You must put so much time and energy into it… All your hard work is paying off judging by all your harvests… I’m very jealous! 😌

  12. You truly are a wonderful gardener! Your allotment is looking fine & great!
    Keep up the great work, relax there too & enjoy your abundance of produce! πŸ™‚ xxx

  13. You grow, girl! You grow! πŸ™‚
    What a beautiful very well cared allotment! I see that the two of you already worked very hard! xxx

  14. I love all the beautiful plants – so much healthier to eat local and home grown. What is an allotment? Is that your garden? Is it somewhere else than your backyard?

    1. An allotment is a vegetable garden that you rent from someone. It is 15 minutes with our bikes, in the full countryside! πŸ™‚ xxx

      1. Our area does not lend easily to ride a bike or take a walk right from our house (unless it is just around our very small neighborhood.) We have to mount our bikes on our vehicle in order to take a nice ride. I would love to be able to do that right from our house! πŸ™‚

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