It’s that time of year again (and only 57 days until christmas might I add), darkness is upon us by 5pm and I seem to already be wearing 4 layers of clothing and it’s not even that cold yet! What can I say? I’m cold blooded and what better way to warm myself up during a day up the allotment then a nice steaming hot cup of soup!
I am completely and utterly in love with my new shed and to be frank I could spend alday up there just listening to the radio and watching life go by, it’s also handy for those little showers that we keep having. But enough of the shed, I do actually do some work up here… sometimes :P. I recently planted 2 rows of garlic and it has already shooted 3 inches above ground level, I was very impressed. This was one of the things I wanted to grow as soon as I put my name down for an allotment, I do love my garlic and I can not wait to make some garlic butter and garlic bread. Another big winner is my swiss chard, I had never even heard of this stuff before and simply decided to grow it because it was a late grower and I wanted to make the most out of my plot but boy aren’t I glad I gave it a go! I have made 8 chard quiches using my crop and it is delicious (I keep meaning to post the recipe and I promise I will!)
October also brings a large harvest of apples and I am super lucky to have a bramley apple tree hanging over part of my allotment from the back garden behind my plot and the lovely lady gave us permission to take the ‘droppers’. This means apple pies, crumbles and sauces galore! I will leave you all with the most perfect looking bramley I have ever collected with leaves and all 🙂 xx