Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Harvest Time - yay!

So I guess Rhubarb was our first new produce from the allotment this year but this post is really about the first 'proper' harvest; you know, those things planted in the rotation beds, new with love and excitement...

Pentland Javelin Potatoes - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~an allotment blog

* The treasure that is Potatoes! I always think it's a magical time when you go furtling for your spuds and they're like hidden gems under all that foliage and soil. You just don't know how many you'll get, where each one has gotten too and what size they'll be. (Plus, I know I always say this but it reminds me of my Papa and that memory of his garden = happy times) These are our earlies, Pentland Javelin and they are so sweet tasting, I love them and I'm not even a spud fan. (Yes, I am still N.Irish and No, there's nothing wrong with me, hahaha). We have had the joy of also sharing our bounty of these with friends and family.
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Fresh Garlic - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~an allotment blog

* Our garlic :) and I say that as this kind of is our own variety now - it's been grown and selectively regrown in the plot since the start and I believe that makes it our own strain: 'Gault's Wight'. This is basically the softneck variety 'Solent Wight' and eaten in the green like this is too is sweet and yet still mild in it's garlicky-ness. There are some we shall keep from this patch for next year but green garlic is a lovely treat - you just don't get it in a supermarket.
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Broad bean 'Aquadulce Claudia' - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~an allotment blog

* It's round one of broad bean glut time! It's not a bad thing but we have loads of these and there is a second later batch doing really well on the plot too. Is there anything more lovely than the shelling of beans and that smell of ultimate freshness? We are firm fans of Aquadulce Claudia, they do so well for us each year :)
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Mangetout Oregon Sugar Pod - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~an allotment blog
All of the above together =healthy, filling, yum!!
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* I've just realised I haven't taken a photo of an of our lettuces which I guess we've been eating for a month or two now, first as seedlings like one gets in a posh restaurant and now as beautiful big slightly peppery salad leaves. But, hey, you all know what a lettuce looks like, right? ;)

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Mangetout Oregon Sugar Pod - 'growourown.blogspot.com' ~an allotment blog

* This is the last thing I'm going to show off - our utterly delicious mangetout which I suppose is in a glut too at the moment. They aren't cheap to buy in the shops though, so growing them is a delight - thrifty and tasty. These are so lovely Maggie has been know to eat some off the plant if given the chance!

With love and hugs - may you be enjoying the rewards of your hard work too :)
Carrie x

12 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous well done x

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    1. thank you, it all tastes glorious! xx

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  2. They all look delicious!! Especially those potatoes all cooked up! Made my stomach grumble! Happy Thursday to you friend! Nicole xo

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    1. Sure come on over and you can have a wee dinner ;) xx

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  3. I've just recently found out that raw calabresreis delicious and crunchy in a salad and we have had a good crop of that.

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    1. oh yes, they are delicious alright and oh so good for you! xx

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  4. that's an endorsement. Approved by Maggie!

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    1. I think it's a greater compliment than any RHS award, haha :)

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  5. It all looks, and sounds, good and delicious when ready to eat. Enjoy! Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you and oh you are so right, the tastiest food is that which you grow your own xx

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  6. I've always grown Pentland javelin, they are delicious :P

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    1. It's amazing - I've found my spud, yum yum yum x

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