Hello peeps, thought I would do an update on the allotment.
As you may have seen a couple of weeks ago I made a plot sign from an old wooden stamping block and it is now in situ (having had a couple of coats of varnish).
Now all my strawberries I inherited with the plot have finished for the year I will take some runners with a view to starting a new bed as they are quite old so need replacing.
With the strawberries I made Strawberry Vinegar for the first time. It is a recipe from Pam Corbin, known as Pam the Jam and is the lady behind the River Cottage preserves.
It is similar to the Elderberry vinegar I make but is lighter and more fragrant, perfect for salad dressings throughout the summer and cost me pennies to make!
I have also started to harvest my potatoes. No main crop for me but lots of 2nd earlies which I love as new potatoes, boiled or in salads. I have 15 plants to dig up which I plan on digging up one plant a week so hopefully they will see us through the summer.
I have already harvested my garlic so I started to harvest our red onions
I am drying them out, though to be honest I am also eating them rather than buying any onions straight away. I have another couple rows still in the ground so I am hoping they will last us through the summer too
I was shocked as to how big they had gotten too!!
I am loving the allotment, it is very much a learning curve as I am growing different produce than I used to grow 20 years ago and having to understand what I can do with my Rheumatoid Arthritis and work arounds-like they say every day is a school day! Luckily in this day and age there are some amazing instagram pages, youtube videos etc that have so much advice and suggestions so I am slowly working out what will work.