The allotment in July

Although I haven’t mentioned much about the allotment except strawberries, the rest of it is growing!  I took a few pictures for you when I was there the other day, although for some reason I didn’t photograph the beans.  This year, for the first time, we are growing broad beans.  A friend gave us some they’d grown last year, and they were delicious.  I can’t wait for ours to be ready!

Everything is still running a bit behind after the weather in May.  I guess it isn’t going to catch up now, and will just be late all year.  The strawberries have almost finished now, so we may have a few weeks where nothing is ready to harvest, before the beans start.  We have been getting occasional mange tout from the garden, but definitely not a full crop yet.

We’ve pulled up a couple of onions, but we will probably leave the rest in the ground for a while longer.  They vary considerably in size this year, I guess because of the weather (and the weeds!). We’ve not had much success with potatoes this year, but we’ve put some new ones in this week that should be ready in November.

Apples

Apples

Potato flowers

Potato flowers

Cherries

Cherries

Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants

Red apple

Red apple

Blueberries

Blueberries

onion head

Last year’s onions, producing seeds.

Archie and the bird bath

Gratuitous Archie photo!

How are your vegetables and fruits progressing?

One thought on “The allotment in July

  1. Mickey@EuroAmerican Home

    I’ve planted my first garden this year and we’re already eating leafy greens from it (have been since May, actually). But the silly squirrels apparently decided to mess with our tomatoes and they just munch them off the vine. I’m very angry about that, but I wouldn’t want to hurt the squirrels (or ourselves) by pouring pesticides all over out tomato plants. So I’ll just take what I can get.
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