Monday, January 1

Changing harvests 2017

At the start of a brand new year, I thought that I would look back at how our harvests have changed throughout 2017.

The photos show the variety of crops that we have harvested each month but don't include all the herbs and things such as watercress that we have gathered in small quantities as we have needed them

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As usual I am linking to Harvest Monday which is this week hosted on Michelle's blog
 From Seeds to Table

By the way Martyn put together a video summarising a year on our allotment. I have already shared it on Facebook and Twitter. Martyn posted it on his YouTube channel  but in case you missed it and have about 46 minutes to spare it is also posted on our vlog here.

Just to finish may 2018 turn out to be everything you would wish it to be.





28 comments:

  1. That is BRILLIANT. Look at that lot. I'm sharing this on our Marsh Lane allotments Facebook page as our leases are due for renewal soon and people need inspiration!
    (Also, I may copy this idea at some point, hope that's ok?)

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    1. Copy away Belinda I take that to be a huge compliment

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  2. Well done on pulling that all together - most instructive! Best wished for the new year.

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    1. Best wishes to you too Mal. It makes it easier that my photos are tagged in my library. Just a search for those tagged harvest and they download into date folders.

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  3. You really do grow a rainbow of fruit and veg! So interesting to look back and see what you were harvesting in the 'hunger gap' months. Often it feels as though we're waiting a long time for the harvests to begin again but you and Martyn could teach us a thing or two. Beautiful, colourful and inspirational, the summer months look glorious! Wishing you a great 2018, Sue.

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    1. Wishing you the same Caro, I like the term a rainbow of fruit and veg.

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  4. That was so much fun. I loved seeing the progression of veggies, fruit, and flowers and especially all of the wonderful colors. August looks like it's a very intense time in your garden. It's all very inspiring. All the best to you in 2018!

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    1. August is busy harvesting month, Michelle and to think that when we were working it was the month that we went away on holiday!

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  5. I loved the month by month harvest pictures! It's always so fun to watch a garden grow and evolve through the seasons. Summer berries! Oo, those pictures tugged at my soul! Nothing better in my book than a vine ripened, sun sweetened berry.

    I hope 2018 is off to a wonderful start for you, and I look forward to seeing what your allotment holds in the coming year! Be well!

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    1. I hope 2018 is good to you too, Day. At this time of year it is difficult to imagine the allotment at the height of the growing season.

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  6. A real tour de force! Happy New Year, Sue and Martyn

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    1. Happy New Year to you and Brenda, Roger.

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  7. Wonderful harvests. Amazing to see tomatoes in December, it shows how mild the weather's been so far. Wishing you, Martyn and Tivvy all the very best for 2018, hope the year's a healthy and happy one.

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    1. I hope so too, Jo and for you too.

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  8. The more I was scrolling down (while reading), the more hungry I was becoming :)

    Happy New Year! I wish You all the best!

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  9. Wow, it is soo impressive seeing a pictorial record in this way of what you have produced. Very well done indeed:)

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    1. Thanks sweffling now looking forward to this year's harvests

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  10. That's a really good record of your harvests, Sue. I love the way the colours change getting more colourful as the year goes on

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    1. That struck me too, Margaret each season has a distinct colour palette.

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  11. Awesome, Sue! Your harvest is above all praise. I especially love your cherry tomatoes and cornflowers.
    Happy new year and new harvest!

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    1. Thank you Nadezda and you too.

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  12. Looks amazing sue, let's hope for another great year. I take most of my photos on the iPad, which means I can get a similar overview on the screen - it's a fantastic reminder of the harvests over the years.
    I wish I could grow cauliflowers and calabese like yours....my soil doesn't produce very good 'heading' brassicas so at the moment I stick to more leafy types, whilst conintuing to add organic matter / mulch to improve the soil health.

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    1. Is your soil sandy, Lou as the brassicas do like a firm footing which they get from our clay.

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    2. Hi sue, yes my soil is very sandy. Though i'm trying to disturb it as little as possible now, so hopefully it'll firm up. Maybe I'll try other brassicas in a couple of years.

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  13. You two are utterly inspirational. Your annual harvest always takes my breath away, the sheer range is astonishing.xxx

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    1. To think we eat most of that too, Dina

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