Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Allotment Last.

I do have a allotment but the poor thing has been ignored a lot this year. Every time I plan on going there something happens. If it is not the weather it is something else. I managed to pay a visit on Monday morning. Yes that was the day the sun was shining for a couple of hours and it was great to be outdoors. It was a lot tidier than I expected but I did resort to weed killer  before the holidays.

I had a few plants I had grown from seed so I decided to put them in the ground. They can take there chances it is better than just leaving them to die off on the picnic table.

There was purple sprouting broccoli, kale and cauliflower. The white stuff is vermiculite. I use grit as my slug control and I ran out.

I got to bring home a harvest so I was quite pleased.

The onions didn't do well at all this year . The red ones failed completely. 


Some raspberries, broccoli. 1 Kohl Rabi the other one has something strange living in it so I put it on the compost heap The bolitti beans didn't do great. I fact I had a hopeless year with all sorts of peas and beans.                                                                                                                                                

This is the first time I have ever grown Kohl Rabi never mind the little question of what to do with it.

 So after looking it up on the Internet I peeled it and cut it into cubes. Tossed it in some oil with salt and pepper. I roasted it in the oven for about 15 minutes.

It was OK, not the most exciting vegetable in the world.


  1. Dear Cookie Jar
    I think you should be proud of what you have grown. It has been such a rubbish year weather-wise, and everyone has had problems. Well done you!
    Best wishes

    1. Thanks Ellie. There is something wonderful in been able to say " I grew dinner ".

  2. I love your raised beds, what a fantastic lottie. We love Kohl Rabi in this house. I didn't grow any this year! Booo! We eat it raw with salad, grated or sliced and I use it like Cauliflower for 'Kohl Rabi Cheese'. xxx

    1. I will have to have a go again next year so I can try out a few different recipes.

  3. Those spuds look great, I've never grown a red variety. Looks like your brassicas have taken off too.

    1. Red potatoes seem to do well on my allotment. Some of the other varietys end up with a lot of slug damage.