Sunday, 10 September 2017

Its Raining Again

Such a grey and wet afternoon - what a shame we didn't get moving earlier!

We intended to get some weeding done today, but that didn't happen. We did manage to measure and mark out the new mini-plots at the front of the allotment. Our chairman has rotavated the 4-pole plot so it's nice and clear, but the weather wasn't right for sowing the grass paths.
The rain was being blown sideways by the strong winds and so were the sunflowers. One has already snapped off. We're glad we planted the Glass Gem corn behind the runner beans to offer them some protection. The cobs are forming quite well now - so many per stalk, not like our Lark sweetcorn, that is generally just one or two per stalk.
The asters are still providing some lovely colour to look at while we hid in the greenhouse drinking our coffee. And the hibiscus is finally flowering - not a great show, but it's something!
Our sprouts this year aren't looking great. We think the mole digging underneath the plants has caused the two green plants to 'blow' (e.g. flowery-looking sprouts, rather than nice tight ones) and the red plant seems to be going the same way, although the sprouts are just really tiny at the moment!
I had to chop the Tigerella tomato down in the greenhouse as blight had got into the stem. The Aviditas seem to be ok so far as are the Redcurrant but I'm sure they'll soon follow. I need to find a nice recipe to make a tomato sauce. This is the tasty meal we had earlier in the week - I love the ready-made puff pastry and just some pre-fried courgette, garlic, onion and tiny tomatoes, with a topping of cheese and basil.
Looks so much better once it's cooked!
And this was our quick lunch - if you haven't tried Granovita vegetable pate you really need to! It's so delicious!
The predictable song title is by Supertramp.


14 comments:

  1. Our swee corn turned out to be more resilient than we thought,

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    1. I hope ours is too - looks like it's going to get even more windy for a while :-(

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  2. Lovely post describing your day so perfectly. I can see you've done a lot of work already!

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  3. Steve has a good sauce recipe. Do you want it?

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    1. Oh yes please! I think we're going to need to clear our other plants soon

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  4. Fab love the cucumber and will try pate when we are back. Sorry you are being rained on but a great excuse for some Supertramp x

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  5. Que bueno! y que sano se ve todo. Me encanta lo que haces.
    Un beso.

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  6. Adore the heart shaped cucumber and yes, agree that pate is a good one. It is one that I tend to buy now and again, but I must try to make some too.

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    1. Well, I look forward to seeing that recipe!

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