Tuesday 19th June 2012

Another glorious morning up the allotment. It was sunny and lovely and warm, so I had to put my shorts on. I have very dirty knees now, whether I’ll clean them before I do the school run I haven’t decided yet. I got loads done this morning. I planted out all my cauliflowers and my kale. I’ve run out of netting, so have zigzagged garden twine over them between sticks. It should work as the birds still can’t land by them. Only time will tell though. I did a load more weeding and in the process disturbed a huge red ants nest. They weren’t happy, so I left them alone, and will plant something there tomorrow. I also pick a huge amount of rhubarb. I have no idea how much I’ve got, but some of the stems are at least 2 feet long!! I’m going to make some rhubarb and orange marmalade with it and may be give it as Christmas gifts. I’ve made it before and it’s lovely.

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4 Responses to Tuesday 19th June 2012

  1. Kimba says:

    Hi Claire, don’t forget to let us have your recipe for rhubarb marmalade! Thanks for keeping us up to date on the allotment!

    • Will do. I wasn’t sure how much I’d picked until I weighed it. I needed 6lb for my marmalade, and had at least 3-4lb left over, so gave it to a friend. She was very happy.

  2. Lynda Eagan says:

    Have you tried Rhubarb & Ginger Jam? It’s a favourite in our family and is really easy. Better when the rhubarb is getting mature as it is now.

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