Welsh Girl's Allotment

Hello World,(a bit ambitious as only my mam knows I am here yet !) This is my blog detailing my quest for an allotment, its cultivation and hopefully bountiful crops. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY A HELLO !!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Beautiful Sunny Day ... yesterday

Yesterday dawned sunny and bright, perfect allotment weather, the genie telephoned at 9.30 to tell me he was on his way, after doing boring housework I arrived almost an hour later just in time for the first coffee break, you can see our temporary patio area where we enjoyed coffee on the sun terrace in the shelter of the container ! It was alas, too good to last and work had to be done, the genie continued turning over the new plot and I set to cleaning the path down to the container as it is mossy and very slippery, and quite dangerous

This is the plot that was once home to the bonfire and is now almost ready for planting, to the bottom right of the picture you can see a ring of black row markers - these indicate where the rhubarb is, the Genie found another root of the rhubarb sprouting away so that has been repostioned with a bit of chicken manure and a few good words in the hope that it will grow. We had an enlightening conversation - Daughter of Genie " Do you like rhubarb Dad ?" Genie "Not really " Daughter of Genie " Neithe do I why are we growing it then ?" accompanied by shoulder shrugging and chuckling all around ! We came to two conclusions No.1. Rhubarb is a bit like runner beans whether you like them or not it is the law that you have to grow them on an allotment and No.2. the next foray into wine making will be Rhubarb !! need to find a nice recipe I fancy rhubarb and ginger mmmm


At 6:07 pm, Blogger Greenmantle said...

There is a 3rd reason for growing both rhubarb and runner beans...They are hold eqvivalent status with real currency.

Both are prolific, and much in demand from folk without just to get hold of them....Try walking into your local pub with a surplus carrier bag of 'Barb, and see how popular you suddenly become....(Erm, not that YOU weren't popular already of course.)


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