Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Plots and Monopoly Spots Update

This is an update from an earlier post about allotments and Monopoly.

Getting an allotment was a great idea. I have really enjoyed going down there to potter about; weeding, watering and sowing seeds. G. didn't think much of the idea at the start of the time, seeing all the weeds that had to be removed. But since having had several delicious meals featuring homegrown produce, he has come around. Here's a photo montage of what has come out of my plot.

First, lots and lots of weeds came out.

These are the potatoes that came from the spuds we found in the ground from last year.

Me and just one of the many many bunches of Swiss chard we ate.

Pumpkins, bigger than my head!

Lamb steaks, with rocket, salad leaves, tomatoes and corn. Everything but the lamb was from the allotment.

Lena also enjoyed the corn.

There's actually a lot more I got out of the plot but I don't have photos. Lots of snow peas, regular peas and runner beans. Right now there's French beans growing, plus the salad, rocket, and 2 types of broccoli. I have to get some more stuff in to take up space over winter so that the weeds don't battle back. If you want to send me seeds to plant, send an email to zeebride@gmail.com and I'll pass along my address.

Knowing I want to keep up with the allotment, I went to pay for the next year at the parish office. She actually sent me away, saying to wait for my letter in the mail before paying. I don't see why it would be so complicated to take my money when I'm ready to pay it, but apparently it would mess up the system. Okay...

As for the Monopoly bit, the towns have been chosen and Cookham sadly wasn't one of them. This is probably a good thing for me, because it means I don't have to go out and buy a copy of the silly game. Monopoly is an okay game, but there are much better games out there. I'll save that rant for another day though.


Anonymous said...

wow, the veggies look fab
far better than the stuff you used to get delivered in your öko-kiste!
"zeegroom" was round here tonight showing us this post and was v. proud of his fab wife :)
love from dee

Anonymous said...

Great veggies. We just planted some ourselves in the backyard, rocket, tomatoes, basil and parsley. Hopefully won't get frazzled by the drought. Coping the bathwater treatment so far and look OK.
Tom & Rachelle

Anonymous said...

Looking really good Andi, Dad & I are amazed that you got so much out of that pot. I thought those weeds would be hard to manage. What an adorable picture of Lena, so so cute. I can hardly wait to hold her in my arms again.

Love Mom (Baba)