Sunday Harvest…

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those potatoes were the biggest surprise ever…when tidying up a bed to sow lettuce seeds onto I have noticed potato plant leaves…lo and behold potatoes still from last year…they were pretty tasty too…..

wishing you all a productive and peaceful week,

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

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Pinterest envy…

it is a well known fact around here that I have the green fingers and the brains when it comes to the allotment and gardening in general… BUT and that is a big but, I need to tell you that my dear husband is the best assistant one could wish for….I plan and he delivers…..so…a while back I showed him a few pics that I had saved on my pinterest board to do with guttering growing….I was thinking that I could hang them up in the greenhouse thus maximising the space etc etc….long story short last weekend I got my wish…only the guttering was more of a drainage pipe cut in half…LOL….he tries but as he tells me he has to work with what he’s got….LOL….wanna see them…here they are…

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I now have two of those full of strawberries….they are not pinterest worthy  but I’m one happy lady…the problem is going to be hanging them up….lol…I’ll keep you posted…

Wishing you all a peaceful and productive weekend,

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

Chitting away…

this is only my second year growing potatoes ….I did not think I would do it again this year but here I am again…don’t take me wrong I loved the whole process last year and we got very good results but I thought they took too much space that I could not afford….anyways long story short here I am again growing potatoes…. they are still on my windowsill…chitting away…1st of April, rain or shine, is when they will be planted in the raised beds…..

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This year’s selection are cara, nicola and pentland crown….three completely different ones from last year…..cause I like to try new things…

Here is a great tutorial on how to chit potatoes….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

 

feeling accomplished…

on top of the world, actually….you know that feeling after you have given birth? ….times 4!!! Ok ok…I exaggerate a bit but you get the idea….look at these beauties…..can you blame me for feeling over the moon and back?!!

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They were first sown indoors back in June and  transplanted outdoors a month later….and today I’ve harvested the first two…pretty pleased with myself…..I might have green fingers after all…..feeling truly blessed alhamdulilah….

Wishing you all a peaceful and productive week…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

 

 

 

 

at the allotments…

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on a very cold sunny morning….not a soul to be seen…just the three of us…dh, little one and myself….frost everywhere…

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garlic looking unaffected by the icy conditions…..

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today’s harvest…leek omelette is one of my faves of late….the parsnip will be added to a minestrone type of soup tomorrow…..feeling blessed…subhan’Allah…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

November at the allotment…

not much to do apart from tidying up and doing those jobs that can’t be done when the plot is at full swing…more mulching, topping up and some sowing….

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so….after consulting with the experts at the gardening fb forum I belong to I came to the conclusion that it was quite safe and bound to produce good results if I sowed broad beans this time of the year …who would have thought….mind you , the experts were split between sowing indoors or outdoors so I’m doing both…kind of an experiment and see what works best…

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the idea is to get an early crop and then use the same beds for other spring vegetable…my ambition of using the plot all year round is starting to take shape…yay…

One day, one season, one year at a time…..I look back and I’m quite pleased with all I have achieved and learnt …feeling blessed….

Wishing you all a peaceful and productive week…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

November at the allotment…

the sun was out this morning so hubby and I decide to do the last of the tidying up…….all raised beds are now topped up, mulched and weeded….only veg still growing are cabbages, leeks, parsnips and the overwintering garlic and cauliflowers….I’m in two minds about sowing broad beans now or waiting for the Spring….apparently doing it now it reduces the chances of diseases plus you get a much earlier crop….might give it a go one day next week weather permitting..

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garlic coming along nicely…insh’Allah

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Today’s harvest…feeling blessed…Alhamdulilah

Wishing you all a peaceful and productive week ahead…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines