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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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

 

Weekending…

dead tired …let the pics to the talking….most of Saturday spent in the kitchen….pumpkin roasting….seed roasting….pureeing….freezing…some left in the fridge for overnight oats…..

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But my proudest funnest moment has to be making mussels in brine….talk about going down memory lane…childhood memories flooding back….my mum would be so proud of me….Mejillones en escabeche to me is Sunday Lunch….while mum was frying the croquettes and checking on the roast we would feast on the mussels and stuffed olives….

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Today it has been a slower kind of day but tiring all the same…first thing in the morning a quick visit to the allotment to pick up some veg….while the rain was pounding on us….pretty good harvest…you see the red cabbages? first ones ever…..sauerkraut tomorrow…

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In the afternoon a walk in the park and reading time while little one was busy making friends and digging in the sandpit….it was lovely in the sun…

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I need a day of crochet tomorrow I tell you ….a proper quiet day….we shall see….

Wishing you all a peaceful and productive week ahead…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

They’re in…

today was the perfect day to plant the garlic…the sun was shining and quite warm…also perfect kind of day for tidying up the beds and adding well rotted compost ….

Our first time planting garlic but we have read up enough to know that they are very hungry plants…so after tidying up a raised bed of weeds we have added plenty of compost and then planted them 8 inches apart…little one has done a very good job of placing them with the little tail up….now all we have to do is let the Winter do its job…just mind that weeds don’t take residence in that bed…

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We have also cleared another ┬áthree beds and topped them up….slowly but surely….some harvesting has taken place too….our very last courgettes…gotta tidy up that bed next….and our very last melon….

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Some of the pumpkins that were drying in the allotment’s shed are now at home….the pinterest hunt for best recipe has already commenced….can’t wait…

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Plenty more tidying up in the days ahead…wishing you all a productive week with lots of rest too….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

Last day of September…

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Not bad considering none of my own seeds made it….thanks to the kindness of another allotmenteer we have pumpkins this year…

The ones we have harvested are already drying out in the warmth of the shed…..

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The tidying up of the raised beds is well underway…garlic going in this weekends…going to try green manure seeds this year…mustard seeds if I can get hold of them over the weekend….the last of the cucumbers growing inside…only one plant left…

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Wishing you all a peaceful and productive weekend…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines