Saturday, 31 July 2021

'Free' Food


I roasted the cherry tomatoes as suggested and, after removing the skins, froze them to use later on pasta or pizza.  The Tumbling Tom plants have now been emptied out of the hanging basket and put on the compost heap at the allotment.   Nothing has been wasted. 

From the allotment we have been eating:

Potatoes (we still have enough to feed the whole village!)

French beans

Runner beans

Spring onions


Unfortunately,  the last 3 cabbages bolted in the heat so were chopped up and added to the compost.

The Mammoth onions are becoming enormous. The one in the photo is one of the smaller ones! G seems to have a 'thing' about gi-normous onions ever since he won first prize at the village show 🙄 One single onion lasts us about a week and we have a whole raised bed full .  Heaven knows what we will do with them all 🤔

We have 9 healthy looking sweetcorn plants but I have no idea when the corn will be ready to pick.  Any suggestions from Gardeners out there will be very welcome.....

I intended to go to the allotment this morning to pick runner beans for my best friend but it's now raining heavily so I might have to bide my time and go this afternoon instead. At least I won't have to go and water the plants.

What do you have planned for the weekend?

Stay safe everyone wherever in the world you happen to be x 


  1. I would suggest a french onion soup for your onions and your corn is ready when the silk turns brown. It won't hurt to peel the top of the corn down a bit to check if the kernels have swelled enough; you can close it up again, if not ready.

    1. Thank you, Rita, that is brilliant advice. I knew someone would have had answer 😘

  2. We never have a problem with gluts from our allotment. Our three kids all live relatively close with their families so we don't have any problem with too much anything. We are more likely to decide that we have not grown enough of something with four families to feed : ) Just pass your surplus onions in our direction and we will soon use them up for you.

  3. Fantastic well done on your harvest.. we had a bumper tomato crop last year, but now having moved we have just grass here but intend to have a small raised bed ready for spring.

  4. G sounds much like my husband the bigger the onion the better. So far we have picked a few small tomatoes, lettuce and lots of kale.

    God bless.

  5. Your garden is just amazing. I love seeing photos of what you have grown. I tried onions once, but a gopher ate every single one of them. Yours look amazing.

  6. Your onions are looking great. Mine are already dug up and drying off now ready to use in the kitchen. They are easily my best crop so far this year.

  7. Onions actually freeze really well, once chopped you can put them into bags of portion sizes ready for starting off lots of recipes. Although if you have a cool dark area you could always string them and have a very attractive looking display.


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