Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Feeling guilty

I may have killed my greenhouse plants. I've been away for a long weekend and didn't arrange for anybody to water the greenhouse. I didn't even set up the watering system before I left or water particularly thoroughly as I had a tired, tearful, three year old in the car and I had to drive to Scotland. I didn't even go today as I had a tired, tearful, three year old in the car. Tomorrow will probably be too late. All that nurturing gone to waste (well, apart from the several kilos of tomatoes, cucumbers and chilli peppers I've harvested).

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Allotment dinner

Went down to the plot this evening with Elizabeth to water the greenhouse plants and came home with the ingredients for dinner: corn on the cob, new potatoes, courgettes fritters, french beans and a yummy hot (chilli) tomato sauce. The only things in the dinner that we didn't produce were eggs (hope to soon), flour and olive oil!

We also came home with a (kids) bucket of blackberries from our foraging along the river bank and a couple of apples from a fellow plotholders tree (I feel a pie coming on!). Also had the offer of ripe elderberries -may have another go at elderberry wine.