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Allotment munching

First radish & saladini leaves
What a weekend!  The plot looked like a jungle.. this glorious weather, amazing sunshiney days and then rain has made everything grow.
So, yesterday, the last day of May, we picked and ate at the plot for the first time.  Such a momumental moment.  First thing I ate...

The worlds most delicious Mangetout!
I hadn't expected to find one.  I was busily mooching around on my hands and knees, weeding... marvelling at the many flowers that the Mangetout had when I spotted a fully grown juicy green pod! YUM!  I held this precious little jewel in my hand and secretly walked over to Dan to share our first taste of the lottie.

That was it, let the summer of munching start!

So for lunch we all shared radish and salad leaves, packed into wholemeal pittas with hummus and chorizo.... ah bliss is allotment lunches.

So much more to come...

Purple Sprouting Broccolli

Not sure how I'm gonna get this into a pitta!

Whilst munching, I realised the plot had become very quiet.  Where was Charlie?

Charlie has discovered how the water trough fills with water and how it magically stops before overflowing... hours of fun with a stick, a ball stop cock and water.

Plot: Last Day of May

Plot is looking great, thanks to my wonderful Mr for cutting down all of the weeds with the shears, me I would have bought a strimmer!  The dedication!

What have you eaten from the plot so far this year?

Long time no write

Hello! Sorry it's been so long since my last allotment instalment. Phew what a busy few weeks. We have had Easter, bitterly cold and not the Easter we were all so looking forward to. But the boys had great fun munching their way through masses of chocolate and having nearly a week of both parents around.

The last week before Easter holidays, the school had a blown Easter egg competition. So Charlie (with a tiny help from me...) made this wonderful 'EGGOSAURUS'!!!! He was so proud taking it into to school to show his friends. Little did he realise that his mummy and daddy had spent the evening before struggling to blow the contents of hens eggs out for him to decorate... not an easy task I can tell you. Whilst having egg yolk splashing me in the eye, I thought 'how many other parents are doing this right now'?

Charlie's social scene has hit a new level. I think there has been a 4th birthday party nearly every week for the past month. In most cases it has been fancy dress, Charlie is either Pirate or Superhero. I think we are in need of some fancy dress inspiration!! His favourite is most definitely 'SUPERCHARLIE'.

Charlie using his x-ray vision.
Well Spring finally showed is sunny face didn't it? And what an absolutely glorious few weeks we have had. Every chance we have had we have spent it at our plot, and she is looking marvellous if I do say so myself.

The little row of saladini that I sowed a few weeks ago has popped up and is looking perky in the April sun. The rabbit nibbled purple sprouting is fighting back, thanks to the great efforts of my lovely other half, the rabbits seem to be kept at bay. The broad beans, mangetout, garlic and onions are coming along great's all doing alright. (Now I think I am going to regret these words as they come spilling out! - did someone mention Frost?)

We have spent many lazy hours picnicing with friends and watching the world go by whilst our children make mud chocolate cakes or play with their diggers. Rufus has been introduced to the world of potties and has had the joy of running around the plot in his pants and wellies. I have loved watching his chubby little legs run around the place.

Yes it has been a great few weeks, and here's to more sunshine, picnics and eating the fruits of our labour.

Oh and I promise I will post more often....