Allotment Diary–Monday 13 June 2016

I’m not very well today, some kind of throat infection so I’m body sore and my mind is asleep.  I still managed to potter around the allotment for a couple of hours though, mostly wandering randomly around looking for weeds and cropping.

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I also noticed my first cucumber

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I also learned that when I water the cucumber I need to ensure that I avoid wetting the stalk, so I need to sink a bottle or plant pot into the soil, so I only water the roots.

I pulled a few peas on Saturday, that were quite small, but today I picked a much better handful of peas

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Back home I watched an episode of Geechgrove Garden, which featured the allotmenteers of Tillicoultry, which is well worth a watch:

Finally I’ve been listening to and reading about wild plants and how much more nutritious they are than modern varieties, but the book I’m reading also gives plenty of tips on which modern veg to eat.  There’s a good interview here:

The book is here:


and there are two excellent guides as well:

Jo’s Garden Picks
Eating on the Wild Side Shopping List

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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