These are flower cuttings to protect by storing in the polytunnel overwinter. Sometimes I need to take cuttings from the cuttings in spring as the original cuttings don’t look so good. It’s one of those jobs I like to get done to avoid starting from scratch each year and needing to buy new plants.
Whilst the leaves of the courgettes plants are past their best, the courgettes themselves are still forming. This picking went into making a recipe from Spain called pisto … a delicious courgette stew served with a poached egg topping.
Freshly dug potatoes from one plant. The variety is picasso, related to cara. The first plant I dug up was not so great with holes in them from a pest, but the plants in the middle of the row are looking much better. Their flavour is great when roasted!
A large (8kg) Muscat de Provence squash. At least I think it is that variety, but the colour of the fruit on the seed packet is more orange. This squash grew covered by leaves and not blanched by the sun, and that may be the reason for the green coloured skin. The only other winter squash I planted was Crown Prince, and I know what that looks like from previous years!
I really appreciate the effort of other plot holders to grow flowers. It makes the allotment a colourful and cheerful place to visit. I really like this variety of sunflower, not the tallest but one of the most colourful.