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A garden update!

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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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! :)

34 thoughts on “A garden update!

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

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

  4. 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!!

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