Thursday 27th August 2015 – It’s not raining!?!

The last few days have been, well crap to be honest! All it’s done, for most of the week is to pour with rain, blow a gale, thunder and lightning and be cold! I’m not impressed at all, but then I guess that’s British weather for you. But today, did start off a little on the cloudy side, but now the sun is out and the sky is blue. So this afternoon I popped to the allotment to see what I could find. I harvested some more Sarpo Mira Potatoes. I was very impressed with this little lot, and the heaviest was about 12 ounces! I cleaned them up, and now their ready for their close up.

All from one Potatoes plant. Some great sized spuds perfect for baking.

All from one Potato plant. Some great sized spuds perfect for baking.

Some of the plants are ready, but others are not quite, so at the moment, I’m digging them up as and when I need them. I only dug up 1 plant today, but was very impressed with the amount of potatoes I got from just that one. Just for fun I decided to weigh what I harvested from that one plant, and was amazed by what it came to.

If  I get 3 pound and 1 ounces from one plant think what I'll get from them all!!

If I get 3 pound and 1 ounce from one plant think what I’ll get from them all!!

Then I harvest some more Tomatoes, and other Cabbage that has split, but will still taste great, some Kale which I gave to the chickens when I got home, which they thoroughly enjoyed and ravaged in about 30 minutes, a load more French Beans, some Carrots and some more Squash. With the rain that we’ve had this week, I may not have enjoyed it, but the plants certainly did. The Pumpkins are growing really well and my biggest is getting to a very respectable size now. I won’t put any guesses on how heavy I think it could be, I want that to be a surprise when I harvest it at the end of October.

Yes I know the Carrots are a bit small, but I've got one that's trying to do the splits, so that's good enough for me.

Yes I know the Carrots are a bit small, but I’ve got one that’s trying to do the splits, so that’s good enough for me.

So that’s about it for today. We’ll have some of the Potatoes, Carrots and Beans with dinner and the rest will be sorted and frozen.

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8 Responses to Thursday 27th August 2015 – It’s not raining!?!

  1. stevenjw says:

    Video please , then another video miss your smile!!!
    Steve

    • There’s another one on the way. I’m going to start doing slightly different videos and hopefully more frequently, more of a diary thing, but still showing you how to sow etc. This year has been an odd on.

  2. I was at one of those high class Inn for my Son wedding and a long with the Steak was what they call a Salted Potato

    They poke it all over and spray it with Olive Oil and roll it in Salt and Pepper and Garlic then baked it.

    It was really good give it a try.

  3. Allotmental says:

    Great spuds and carrots!

  4. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a good bank holiday

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