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…

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

 

Harvest Wednesday…

not the traditional harvest and show day in blogland but who cares….life is happening quite fast over here with home schooling killing me and little one not cooperating much  in full swing and other mundane things….but it’s all good…nobody is complaining….

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Do you see those colourful peppers? I’m so chaffed with them….I’ve been getting plenty of green ones but when it comes to read or yellow not so many….when I let them on the plant to colour they go off….so happy with them…

I’m going to try making green tomatoes chutney….the ones outside are not going to turn red anytime soon and we are running out of time ….green tomato chutney it is folks…waste not want not and all that….

and now back to the story of 6….or a poem or two….hard to tell with the little one…thanks god for the independent 15 year old homeschooler….

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Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines