Strawberries, strawberries everywhere! Guess what we had for pudding?! Yup! I had probably the most gorgeous strawberry in the whole world yesterday at the plot. It was massive, tasty and sooo sweet. We've never had this many before, they are a mixture of last year's runners and 2/3 year old plants. We've got a few varieties too though I'm not sure what they are now.
The girlie had another whopper on her plot and we brought home all the ripe/very nearly ripe ones - leaving lots and lots left on the plants to ripen. Our pud was just strawberries and the low fat Vanilleta icecream from Tescos which we love and tastes like a much more calorie laden/expensive icecream mmmmmmmmm.
The poppies have opened up this week too. I'm ever on the look out for a beautiful deep red poppy that my plot neighbour talks about that was growing on my plot before we took it over. He said that it was huge, right in the middle of the plot. He had been watching it and waiting for it to run to seed to save some, but then a tractor came on the the allotments and ran over it - squishing it to oblivion! Maybe one day we will see one again?! Meanwhile, it is all the lovely lilac ones and a few pinker variations too.
Bees were very busy yesterday, enjoying the sunshine :o)
Our job for this weekend was to weed the direct sown seeds and attack the poor littlecut flower bed that seems to spend it's life drowning in weeds. I weeded and thinned the fennel bulbs, swedes, beetroot, carrots (all 6 of them) and the non existant parsnips :o( Even the chitting and nurturing of the seedlings was no match for some critter that munched through them all! Anyway, probably wouldn't have survived the weeds onslaught :o(
The veggies can all breathe now!
Currants are heaving with berries all turning. I need some recipes now.
And finally - my haul for the weekend. We also dug up another 3 potato plants giving us 2-3 dinners worth and loaded it all on my bike for the journey home.