Thursday 30th July 2015 – A morning of harvesting and planting out.

I was hoping to have a couple of hours on the allotment this morning working. Well I had a couple of hours, but only worked for just over and hour. I ended up spending the rest of the time chatting with a fellow plot holder about various things, but nothing to do with plants and gardening which was rather odd. Anyway, it was great to chat with him. I did however manage to harvest all of my Kohl Rabi. In fact there were 21 of them! I’ve already harvested some, and they’ve done really well this year, I’m very pleased with them. Now all I need to do is to peel them and then cut them into chunks and freeze them. When we have a casserole then I’ll put some in.

There are 21 Kohl Rabi here. All a very, very good size.

There are 21 Kohl Rabi here. All a very, very good size.

Once this bed was emptied, I then removed the few weeds that were about and then planted out my Celeriac. This was sown a little on the late side, but has caught up well in the greenhouse and in their individual 3 inch pots. Some were still on the small side, but some aren’t doing too badly. I don’t think they’ll be huge as celeriac goes, but as long as the bulb swells up fairly well I won’t mind. They won’t need harvesting until the end of autumn so they’ve still got time.

Celeriac behind where I would expect them to be, but hopefully they'll soon catch up.

Celeriac behind where I would expect them to be, but hopefully they’ll soon catch up.

Then just before I left (I had promised the kids I’d be home for lunch), I harvested some more Potatoes and a few more French Beans. Some of the Potatoes are ready to come up, but others aren’t quite there. Which is fine by me, as then I can harvest as and when we need them. The French Beans are just starting to fruit. I’ve got loads of flowers, so give it a couple more weeks and then I’ll have more than I know what to do with.

Potatoes from just a couple of plants. That's enough for several dinners for us lot.

Potatoes from just a couple of plants. That’s enough for several dinners for us lot.

Well that’s it for today. George is swimming this afternoon and Emily and I are making cakes and stuff. See you tomorrow hopefully.

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5 Responses to Thursday 30th July 2015 – A morning of harvesting and planting out.

  1. colorhound says:

    Your harvest looks good. I am hoping to plant celeriac and root parsley this winter. This will be the first for me. Gene

  2. Awesome harvest Claire many thanks for sharing

  3. Matt @ Garden59 says:

    How do you normally get on with celeriac, Claire? I often find it doesn’t get very big and is almost too fiddly to bother preparing. I’m going to try and water it really well this year and be better about trimming back the outer leaves, which I’ve read can help. Hopefully that’ll do the trick.

    • Well I grew it for the first time last year and it grew really well. The roots just keep on going and the soil does get stuck in every crevice. But it’s tasty and great roasted. Mine got to the size of a grapefruit which I was fairly pleased about. This year they’ve gone in much later, so I’m not expecting them to be very big at all. Let me know how yours get on.

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