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A garden update!

on 05/10/2015

So, I will give you all a new allotment update from what has happened in our beloved large allotment garden? Let’s see,..

Hi, I greet you here in our beloved garden in full sunshine! πŸ™‚

The last of the pumpkins!

Here you see the last of the pumpkins on the field,… You can spot the lovely red-orange Japanese Uchiki Kuri on the left & the lovely big green Musque de Provence from France on the right side of course! In the middle, you see one of 6 American Butternut Pumpkins. Here below is one of 6 New Zealand Spinach plants! We ate a lot of the lovely spinach & it all grw back quickly too! We already froze a whole lot for later in Wintertime! πŸ˜‰

New-Zealand Spinach

We carried many pumpkins into this lovely carriage to the car! We needed to harvest them because of the frost!

Some of our pumpkins, carried to our car! :)

We still have a few long yellow beans & green long beans because we only planted them late! We ate about 3 kg yellow beans & the rest we froze to enjoy later in the year.

yellow long beans

yellow long beans

We have had about 2 kg long green beans. There are a lot still growing but it is a small plot. We grow vertical here! πŸ™‚ The plot is only 1.5 meters x 1.5 meters.

Long green beans!

Long green beans!

You see, I know that you would love these long green beans! It is all about the flavor, flavor, flavor!

What else has happened?

6 Summer leeks!

6 Summer leeks!

A Black Tuscany kale plant! I have 2! :)

A Black Tuscany kale plant! I have 2! πŸ™‚

We have been eating many of the black kale leaves, always taken from the bottom of the plant. We ate a lot but you can’t see it on the plant! It regrows again & again! πŸ™‚ Very yummy too! πŸ™‚

There is still growing a lot in our cold frame. We opened it up in Full Summer. There are 3 flat-leaf parsley plants, 2 bunches of spring onions, still small though, 1 Chioggia beet & the 2nd sow of asian cut away leaves. You still see on the oft, the last of the Summer purslane.

The cold frame!

The cold frame!

Now, we end with 2 of the last Summer beets, Bolivar! πŸ™‚

2 last Bolivar Summer beets!

So, I hope you enjoyed the tour! Soon we can eat harvest a few of the topinambours, aka Jerusalem artichokes. There is a white cabbage growing under the net. It needs to grow a whole lot bigger before we can harvest it. We still have about 5 Summer leeks under the net. We must eat a whole lot of NZ Spinach. In Wintertime, we only going to plant garlic bulbs & wild leek bulbs. For the rest, we must prepare the soil for Winter. We don’t know yet whet new things we will be growing,…We are still thinking! πŸ™‚ See you all soon! πŸ™‚Β β™₯Β Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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34 responses to “A garden update!

  1. Looks lovely I grew my squash vertically as well to save some room:) Awesome harvest, you did great

  2. lou says:

    Hello Sophie,
    Congratulations! Your 1st harvest looks marvellous. You’ve done a lot of work with a very good result.. In Winter you’ll have a little rest by dreaming of gardening in 2016.

  3. Ziet er weer prachtig uit!

  4. Wow, your garden is fantastic! Well done! πŸ™‚

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Such a great harvest! Love those pumpkins.

  6. Norma Chang says:

    Thanks for the garden tour. You sure pack a lot into your allotment, great harvest.

  7. Quite a bounty there Sophie ❀️

  8. I love seeing everything you are growing!

  9. KerryCan says:

    Your garden is paying back all the love you give it !

  10. Sean says:

    I really enjoyed your big garden update, dear Sophie! Beautiful big harvest too.
    I also loved you, your bright photos! 😜

  11. Eva Taylor says:

    Wow Sophie, that looks amazing! I can’t believe how many pumpkins you have, the red ones are gorgeous. We’re not expecting frost yet, but it’s on the horizon I’m sure!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Hey Eva! We have been having frost already & that is why, on Saturday, we harvested the last 3 butter nut pumpkins! ooh yes!

  12. Koko says:

    Oooh look at you and your amazing allotment! I am SOOO impressed with all of the incredible produce you have grown and harvested and used in delicious recipes. You have done such a great job!!

  13. WOW! What an amazing garden Sophie!

  14. Johan says:

    A very big harvest! waw, Sophie! good for you & Peter! x

  15. Bernice says:

    Wow – what a great looking garden!

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