Allotment: Harvest and Progress by June

We were away for about three weeks ¬†between April and May, a lot of works were left far behind in the allotment. ¬†As Marilyn moved away and two ladies , our left side neighbour don’t come as often as they used to, paths and our plot are covered with tall grass. ¬†Weeds always grow better than vegetables! It doesn’t look good. Have been working hard to catch up – cut the grass and dig…

Summary what we have harvested so far:

Garlic:  sowed in last autumn / winter. At the early April the leaves were green and looked healthy. When we were back in May , the leaves changed to yellow.  They got fungal disease,  probably called Onion white rot because of dry weather in the spring. Almost all  bulbs are rotten, just a few are eatable. Only stir fried once flower stalks.

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Broad beans: sowed in last autumn, got black bean aphid after flowering. Luckily most of pods already formed. So it is not bad.

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Strawberry: didn’t cover it with netting, eaten by birds and slugs and only had left over from them.

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Garlic chives: for some reasons it doesn’t grow well this year, still very yellow…

Progress: Gradually moved sweet corns, tomatoes, courgette, shark fin  melon etc from the green house  to the allotment between May and June. Looking forward to another harvest.

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Sweet corn and shark fin melon

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tomato and courgette 

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Have a lovely weekend!