Am well enough to get to the allotment this week, and had a hoe round. Mind you, I took it slowly as this post-viral thing is really exhausting – had to have a sleep when I got home! Anyway, the allotment is a riot of daffodils and narcissi and the narcissi smell is amazing. I also love the fact that the narcissi are multi-stemmed so there are loads more to come.
There are some leeks next to the daffodils too, and I harvested three of those for eating during the week. Actually there were loads of people at the allotments today, which was lovely, and one little boy was fascinated by the amount of flowers on our plot, so I gave him a few smelly narcissi for his mum – shame I couldn’t remember which variety they were though, as they came amongst a bag of others!
And we have our first tulips, hurrah! Can’t believe it and the colour is wonderful.
Talking of produce being early, our first asparagus is on its way too – a FULL MONTH earlier than last year, well gosh.
It looks faintly rude (LOL!) but that’s asparagus for you … The rhubarb is also doing well, but the funny thing is that the plants that are doing the best are those we can’t harvest this year, as they need to be left until their second year – so I hope the rest of them get a spurt on as well:
Finally, I gave the peas K planted last week a quick water – they seem to have survived the slight frost earlier in the week, hurrah. Oh, and the autumn raspberry experiment is going well, I think.
Here’s the harvest, which includes leeks, spinach, daffodils, narcissi and the tulips – plus a kitchen roll holder for planting pea seeds once we’ve cut it in half(!):
And here are our lovely allotment flowers in their vases at home:
Have a great weekend and stay healthy!