Thursday, 28 July 2011

Harvesting & re-planting too

Almost the end of July, but still harvesting like mad, but when a patch is cleared more crops go in.

Here we have added some more Brassicas, Brussel Sprouts this time for late cropping.

Behind you can see the Kale & Broccoli, to the left the Cauliflowers are doing well too.

We have harvested all the Garlic now, here you can see our drying method, using one of those gadgets for drying socks etc. And perfect for the job!

We did well again this year, all the 3 varieties cropped well, 'Aquilia' and 'Albinensian' including just 2 'Elephant' garlic, so named because it grows to be a massive bulb, with multiple cloves.

Here you can see an area that has been made available after Potatoes have been dug up, in this case Hunter, Charlotte & Anya, all have grown well with very little problems.
So as the rows have been dug up we have planted some Leeks for over winter growth, there are 30 planted here & another 28 in the raised bed where the Garlic was growing.

So another busy week of harvesting, most days we take home a mix of: Peas, Mange Tout, Green Beans, Lettuce, Potatoes, Courgettes, Tomatoes, Peppers, Beetroot, Cauliflower & remnants of fruit, Strawberries, Raspberries, Redcurrants & Blueberries too.

All we need now is rain/water, the barrels are empty & the wells dried up!

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian

1 comment:

  1. Really love the garlic dryer! We have some of them in the house but they are used for making dens - I can see them being repurposed now!