Links to Mr. Middleton's tasks 1st (please note that I have not updated all these tasks at present) :
1st - Spent six hours helping out with other allotment association members improve site drainage. Noticed that rodents have been tunnelling into my polytunnel.
2nd - Harvested Swiss Chard, runner beans, flat beans and gherkin today.
3rd - Terrible stormy rain today. Spent several hours in the kitchen baking with ingredients harvested earlier this week.
4th - Heavy rain all day
5th - Heavy rain all day.
6th - Heavy rain all day.
7th - Harvested all the outdoor tomatoes growing in my back garden.
17th - Tied to the kitchen today. Firstly separated a kilo of Mexican tree spinach leaves from their seed heads, these heads being trussed up and hung covered in cotton sacks to collect the seeds as they fall. Used up the large round courgette harvested last month, baked a moist courgette and apple loaf cake using the remaining courgette to create 16 fritters.
18th - Cleared the Mexican tree spinach today as every plant regardless of age and height were going to seed. Harvested over a kilo of Mexican tree spinach and all the apples on my main apple tree today.
21st - Weighed the apples collected on the 18th, just under 10 kilos which is less than half the weight of last year's harvest. Harvested green beans today and added a large quantity of kitchen waste to the compost heap. Prepared several pelargoniums for overwintering indoors after taking several cuttings. Gathered a quantity of leaves to help create leafmould with. Baked an apple strudel and an apple and raspberry crumble for dessert at the family dinner tonight. Before the dessert the green beans and Mexican tree spinach were eaten as part of the main meal.
24th - Rain all day today. Blanched and frozen the green beans harvested earlier this week.