Sunday, 26 June 2011

Heatwave weekend

Been a very warm, no hot, Sunday but we braved the heat and did some more planting.
More Lettuce, Dwarf French Beans & Beetroot.

But just look at our Courgettes:
Here you can see a Round one. We have grown these for some years now and make a nice change from the usual long ones.

For the first time we are trying a Yellow variety, 'Jemmer F1' here you can see just one of the many that are forming.

It will be interesting to see if they taste different, every year we say why do we grow so many Courgettes, so this year true to form we grow 3 types.

Still have to grow the old favorite standard long green Courgettes.
We will have to get the 'What are we going to do with all these Courgettes' book out again, but definitely not trying the Courgette Chocolate Cake recipe, tried it but didn't go down well with the family, but you can try it if you want.

So as I said a heatwave weekend, well actually it was today, Sunday, temps went up to about 24 degrees C (approx 75 degrees F) despite these high temps I managed to do some weeding too, there is still a lot to do to be ready for the open day next Sunday, but it will be done.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian


  1. It was too hot for me - need to wait till Tuesday to get my weeding done! My pumpkins are just starting to form :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  2. Great Blog Ian! It does a former Hoylake lad (now in Canada)good to see the allotments still bursting with life!