There’s been a lot of progress since I last updated you in May. This is largely down to the in-laws visiting and lending a huge hand with proceedings.
Matthew’s wanted a shed on the plot for ages and after much umming and ahing about which one to get, he and his dad built one from scratch, using wood recovered from skips!
Talk about resourceful. They were obsessed for a short while with driving around the area eyeing up people’s skip contents – they were like pigs in proverbial. And out of rubbish arose our shed, or skip-shed as it’s been christened.
It’s so sturdy and even has a window!
I got a blackcurrant bush from the school summer fair so that’ll be going in next – home made ribena anyone?!
We pulled our first fat beetroot, unearthed the early potatoes which were literally erupting out of the soil, and have continued to enjoy the spinach and lettuce.
I filled a huge bucket with my first pickings and felt very proud bringing it home.
Everything else is coming on in leaps and bounds. The sweetcorn are really going for it, as are the peas.
The only thing that’s not fared so well are the purple sprouting broccoli, which looks like something’s had a good old munch on it.
We need to get it netted up better as it’s a bit haphazard.
So we’re now enjoying the delicious taste of fresh potatoes – really there’s nothing like it. So creamy in texture and blimmin’ gorgeous in a potato salad.
The beetroot have been earmarked for brownies for our weekend camping trip – loving the chocolate beetroot thing!