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Bringing home the dinner!


Hi all.
Well I thought I would update you good people on how our allotments are getting on.

Things are coming on a real treat down on the plots we have pulled quite a few Japanese onions the main veg I wanted to grow ever since getting our first plot last June.

Some people have told us that Japanese onions are not worth growing as they are only a month or so ready for picking before the main crop of onions and don’t keep well, I disagree with them they are well worth the trouble due to their nice mild taste. You don’t have to air or wait for them to mellow like ‘normal’ strong onions you can eat them straight from the ground although you will have to wash them first!

More importantly if you have plenty of good neighbours and friends none will go to waste.

Also we have harvest some of our new potatoes only a couple as we planted quite a few different types as we didn’t want to waste years trying loads of different tatties to discover which we truly liked the best, so far we have tried Rockets (so far the best taste), Pentland Javelin and we are going to try International Kidney for our tea which are the ones shown below.

Some of the Inter.Kidney do have a little bruising under some of the spuds skins but not enough to worry about I think.

On a closing note we have taken on yet another plot one bang next door to our first plot and at the top of The Paddocks so it all joins together quite nicely. We only took this one on because the committee said it was not letting it out as nobody was willing to take it on I think some people think allotments work themselves!

Well this is what we have taken on.

A couple of hours after the above photo was taken Bob had cleared it all with his strimmer now all we need is a couple of nice dry days so we can burn the lot or rather Pyro Bob wants a couple of dry days! ;o)

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Wow, you have taken on a lot - but it sounds as though you really enjoy all the work. The new plot looks to be in a good location, there are few things more dishearening than an abandoned allotment - especially when there are some of us who cant get hold of one!

The onions look lovely - I bet thay make a lovely salad.

19 Jun, 2009


I thought allotments were in short supply.
I grew Japanese onions once I remember. They were very nice.

19 Jun, 2009


its so nice to pik your own veggies.

19 Jun, 2009


Thank you Ducky, Blodyn and Sandra.

Blodyn there were two plots going spare on our site both next to out plots, nobody is willing to take on a plot that hasn't been 'worked' for 2 years never mind 25 years plus which is the case with these spare plots.

We have got a 'deal' with this new plot we only have to pay water rates of £5 for the first two years and then after this a very reduced rental but as each plot is only £8 per year we are not talking about a great deal of

20 Jun, 2009


25 years of weeds - good job you are one Helofadigger!!!!!

22 Jun, 2009

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