Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Friday, May 30, 2008

A First Feast

Yesterday I picked my first Globe Artichoke. I always have terrible problems with blackfly crawling in between the leaves and as a result most years they are inedible. This year I decided just to pick one slightly smaller before the blackfly really took a hold. It was delicious. Just boiled for 20 minutes and with the leaves dipped in vinaigrette. Delicious!

This week it has been raining most of the time, as a consequence, the garden is flooded. This is really great for the potatoes but I just can't get down there without wearing wellies. Anyway, I'm off to Kew Gardens today. More reports later.


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