Wednesday 4th September 2013 – Kids are both back to school, so I spent the morning down the allotment.

Emily went back yesterday, but George started secondary school today. He looked so grown up in his new uniform. He had a great first day, but both the kids have got blisters from their new shoes, so I’ll have to sort them out with plasters later on. Anyway, I digress. I popped to the allotment this morning for a couple of hours, it’s been rather hot for the last few days, and today got up to 29 degrees! Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter…then rain on friday and a drop of 10 degrees apparently. Now is the time to start harvesting most things and getting the allotment ready for winter

I got all these potatoes from 1 plant. The largest was 13cm long!

I got all these potatoes from 1 plant. The largest was 13cm long!

. So I decided to start with the onion bed. They’ve done really well this year, and I’ve got onions to last until at least Christmas if not longer. Some were really huge! I also found some rogue potatoes in the bed and dug then up also. I took some photos, which I hope you enjoy. Some of the potatoes were enormous, and some just plain weird. But then I never grow any normal veg, you should know that by now. I must have a bath before I got out tonight, and I’m a bit stinky!

You know me and odd shaped vegetable...well here are some odd looking potatoes.

You know me and odd shaped vegetable…well here are some odd looking potatoes.

 

Here are some of my largest onions. They're all between 9-10 cm wide.

Here are some of my largest onions. They’re all between 9-10 cm wide.

All my onions. Hopefully they'll keep us going for a while.

All my onions. Hopefully they’ll keep us going for a while.
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