One thing led to another today. You know how you just lose track of time when you are on the allotment. I had a fantastic day. I gave my thyme a severe hair cut today, as many herbaceous perennials have already put on a great deal of green growth this Spring. Now is the time to take advantage of the soft green growth that herbs make. Thyme is my favourite herb, and I grow lots of it amongs various veggies as an aromatic pest deterrent. After snipping and washing it it is now in my dehydrator for a few hours. A wonderful piece of equipment bought in the USA which has pride of place in the 'gadgetarium' at home.
I am rapidly running out of space, so I started to dig up another row of potatoes. I was thrilled with the results, the red ones are 'Red Duke of York'
and the others are 'Rocket'.
Awaits the taste test, but I have sadly eaten the last of my 'Epicure
' new potatoes which, in my mind, can never be surpassed for flavour.
Finally the soft fruit is also starting to ripen, these loganberries have had a massive spurt of growth this year, having planted a new plant only 2 years ago. They fruit on last year's growth and there were 4 shoots which are producing fruit this year. At present there are 7 very strong green shoots for next year. Loganberries are quite sharp when raw, but make fantastic...well anything... when cooked. Coulis, fool, yoghurt, crumble, stewed, jam,.....