Thursday, 13 September 2012

The better late than never Blog

Sorry haven't Blogged for a week or two, but have been rather busy on other projects.
But don't worry I have not neglected the Allotment.

There is no sign of the Rhubarb dying off yet, I want to pick a few stalks, but read somewhere you shouldn't harvest after the end of July. 
The late Raspberries are still producing, here is just today's haul, but have been gathering them up weekly.
These are a mix of 'Joan J' and 'Autumn Bliss' varieties.
In the greenhouse the Tomatoes are doing fine, I know lots of you have suffered from Blight this year, but as we always grow our Toms under glass we never have that problem.
This year we tried a new Runner Bean, a dwarf variety, meant to be picked short & tender.
This is just a few, picked today, from the many already harvested.
The climbing French & Purple Beans have started late this year, I blame the weather. But as you can see they are cropping well now.
And here it is:
The obligatory Courgette.

Chicken News:
We thought we were going to loose another this week, Peggy has been staying in the hen house, not eating and generally looking miserable. But the last few days she has perked up, even laid an egg, so she's much better now.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian


  1. Some nice looking produce there Ian, Raspberries, Tomatoes and Rhubarb are much the same for me at the moment.

    1. It must be the lateness of the seasons this year, can we get an Indian Summer ?

  2. Joan J is a great autumn fruiting raspberry - we are picking loads at the moment.

  3. I have grown a smooth half runner bean this year and have been really impressed. Great cropper and long season.