Two bad frosts this week and the allotment is feeling the brunt of them. Here are the poor dahlias:
I wasn’t too worried about the ones here at the allotment but I was a bit cross with myself for not checking the overnight forecast before the first frost and therefore losing ALL my dahlias at home, sob! And I have loads of them. I will try to remember for next year – I hope! So no more flower harvests from the allotment, I think …
Anyway, the yakons (aka Peruvian Ground Apples) have also suffered and so we’ve cut them back and harvested a couple of them. It doesn’t affect the crop which is underground – and which is great if peeled and chopped finely to go with salad. You can cook it too but it’s not as good as when eaten cold. It’s a kind of mix between apple and cucumber (LOL!) and if you leave them unpeeled in the garage for a couple of weeks, they are far sweeter and nicer.
Whilst doing a major prune, we also took out the gladioli and have stored them in the shed ready for next year:
Here is the harvest – of yakons, beetroot and also sprouts, yay!
Have a good weekend, everyone, and stay safe.