Friday, 4 September 2009

The beginning of September

I know it's been a while but, personal issues have taken 1st place over and above the allotment for a week or two.
However I have not neglected the place, I have just not had time to add to my blog, so here it is for thte 1st week of September.
The picture above depicts my harvest for today - so that's a Jemmer courgette (overgrown to a a Jemmer Marrow) and two courgettes.
Another little gem from 121 was this strawberry, and I use the past tense as it was quickly eaten along with a few others that looked plump, red and edible this morning!
Still on plot 121 - this is one of about 15 Butternut squash that I have growning between the two plots, and tasty, tasty they are too - infact I roasted one tonight with garlic, olive oil and chilli (from the greenhouse) and boy was it SCRUMMY.
Last but not least from 121 is one of a few marrow/courgettes that will be in situ for another week or three....
Now to 144
This is my super marrow - its huge and I intend to cook it stuffed, Maltese Style for an army of friends very soon.
And finally - my sweetcorn on 144 - something very similar to the little green monster on the left of the picture has attacked my sweetcorn on 144.  Fortunately I still have supplies over on 121 which are un comprimised.
Tomorrow, Saturday the 5th will be a good clear up day - picking the last of the cherry toms that didn't get blight in one of my raised beds, tidying up all round and lifting some of the beetroot that are starting to resemble mini footballs and will be great for roasting or chutney.
Sorry it's been short and sweet but I have my reasons!


Maureen said...

Hi Ali, it's good to see a post from you. I too have just started clearing the plot for the Autumn/Winter. We had masses of sweetcorn which has been delicious, but too many, so I have had to freeze some after blanching for 2 mins.
I let some of my beetroots get too big and had to compost them as they were a really odd pinky colour inside and didn't look too good. I also made lot's of chutney.

mangocheeks said...

Hi Ali,
Hope your well. And it's nice to hear from you and see some of your vegetables, though some are quite huge.
Take care

ReapWhatYouGrow said...

I think Butternut squash is one of the most fantastic things to get from the plot. So tasty, and really well worth growing. yum

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Nice to see strawberry coming out fine... and with elaborate protection... ~bangchik

Mary Delle said...

Your harvest looks so nice. I know you'll enjoy eating them. Take care of yourself.