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Rabbits and Rats on the Allotment

Wildlife on the site, final potatoes harvested and started spreading leafmould.

A Great Potato Harvest

Potatoes coming out of our ears! A really great potato harvest

Harvesting, Blanching and Freezing Runner and French Beans

A weekend of harvesting and blanching and freezing. On Saturday we gathered a carrier bag of French beans, one of broad beans, some runner beans and yet more courgettes.

Harvesting and How to Store Potatoes

Yet more harvesting and weeding, Back at the ranch, sorting of potatoes into those that will store a while and those to use now as the slugs have started eating them. We store them in hessian sacks, which let them breathe but keeps out the light.

Salad Crops, Cauliflowers and Potatoes Harvesting

Harvest continues and the French beans discovered in hiding. Yet more courgettes - the yellow ones look really dramatic - and then I noticed a climbing French bean. Hiding beneath the leaves were about half a carrier bag full!

First Runner Bean Harvest, Peas and Cauliflowers

No rain to speak of but the harvest continues Dorian peas seem to have large pods but are a little tricky to work out when they are ready.

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