Within the last month or so the harvested goodies have changed from summery beans and herbs to the more seasonal root vegetables, but the harvest is nevertheless just as bright in colour. The carrots have been very sweet and full of flavour, while the few parsnips we have tasted so far have been disappointing. You may also spot a few beets next to the colourful carrots. Originally the plan was to sow a long row of beets, but with concentration on other projects they were forgotten about. However, I must have dropped few seeds by accident as beets seem to have appeared here and there in random places.
The Desiree potatoes have been gorgeous. Having them reminds me of happy times some years ago when a great man was part of our lives. He was on his way to a catering gig for some very important people with Desiree potatoes as part of the menu. On those days, Desiree potatoes were not common where I come from and he let us taste 'the pink potatoes'- how exotic was that back in the day!
I have been reading on the blogosphere on some great apple crops other allotmenteers have had while the future of our apple tree remains undecided. The first year it produced couple of funny apples which looked like cooking apples but tasted like small little eating apples. Most of them had been eaten by bugs and the rest had rotten before hitting the ground. The tree followed the same pattern this year -with producing even less apples. Needless to say we have not been impressed. Should we give it the chop or maybe give it one more year?
Mrs V x