Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a Hampshire garden. I've been growing veggies since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Some traditional varieties and old favourites as well as new ideas. I share my garden with my allotment assistant Daisy the Labrador.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You are my Sunshine!

 All my tomatoes were stubbornly green until Summer officially started in London yesterday! Sunshine and warmth is now with us, and today saw the hottest day of the year so far at 30C.  As a result of the bright light my Sungold tomatoes have started to ripen!
 My first pickings of Dog Beans were absolutely delicious! This unusual variety was given to me by a fellow blogger a few years ago. I am most definitely going to keep some of these seeds to keep this variety going.  Let's hope this hot, dry weather keeps those pesky slugs away from them!
 And my first picking of this lovely little Cucumber Delicata were gorgeous! This variey of cucumber is more closely related to the melon, it has a stunning crisp, watery texture and a superb flavour! I also love the size because one cucumer equals one meal! No need for half cucumbers hanging around the fridge for days!
 We are also looking after Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Balti and Chicken Bhaji for a couple of weeks while my Sister goes on holiday. I'm pretty sure that in their short lives so far they have never come across a large, barking yellow Labrador at close proximity! Leo has been running around their pen barking at them! I think he will find out pretty soon that they are armed with sharp beaks! Stand by.
And finally,  I am going to be asking for photo contributions to another Matron's Trugblog! in the next few days.  Arrange some of your fruit or veggies in a basket or trug and email it to me.  I'll let you know the dates in the next couple of days. Get digging!


At 11:50 AM, Blogger VirginiaC said...

Everything looks so gooooood.....
Poor Leo probably doesn't understand why he has to share you with your feathered visitors.
Never had dog beans, but they look very tempting. Hope those tomatoes continue to ripen fast for you....enjoy.

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Lrong said...

That cucumber looks interesting... and dog beans... first time to hear of such a name... :)

At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yummy-licious veggies...and eggs! delightful!


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