Slow allotment gardening in the life of a busy family
Monday, 23 March 2009
Too busy for photos
This weekend's visits to the plot were real workparty affairs. We dug. We planted two rows of 'Solent Wight' garlic, and four rows of shallots, 'Jermor' and 'Topper'. I love planting shallots - just pushing them into the ground and that's it. We dug some more. We turned one of the compost bins and spread the lovely dark brown, crumbly finished compost over a couple of beds. A very short rest in the deckchairs, and then we dug again. There's still lots to do. While not overgrown, there's a certain scruffiness around the edges.
Amazingly, against all the odds, the purple sprouting broccoli has sprouted, in a late defiance of the pigeons. I didn't get a photo, because I was too busy picking it. We ate it that evening, lightly steamed, along with couscous, mixed salad, salad dressing made with balsamic vinegar, and oven baked organic salmon from West Voe, Shetland. Hence this shot of a Shetland salmon farm. I've posted it before here, when I was feeling nostalgic for Shetland (and posting it again is probably committing some dreadful blogging faux pas, but never mind).