Bringing home the harvests….and a rosette

I am so very proud to say I managed to snag 3rd prize for my pumpkin in the local show at the weekend.  It was a fantastic event and there are some very serious competitors out there.  We entered a jam, chutney, apples and a painting, none of which registered, making my pumpkin rosette even more worth it!  It’s now proudly hanging off one of the beams in my kitchen.  The pumpkin is now waiting for October when it will be proudly carved ready for the Halloween party we’re putting on for the kids and neighbours.  The other pumpkins are still on the plant in the veg plot.

I’ve been working away thinking about what I can plant now to harvest before the winter and also on my 2017 veg plot plan.  I have a first draft here though it may well be changed.  The crops are where they are due to what’s been planted this year and rotating.  The Plot 1/2/3/4 refer to what can be grown with each other.  I took the info from the gardenfocused website which I’m finding really useful.

This weekend I managed to sow spinach, corn salad, pak choi and my daughter kindly sowed radish.  I’m recording what I’m sowing in my spreadsheet and book and will not what harvest we get etc for using the information next year.

8 thoughts on “Bringing home the harvests….and a rosette

  1. First of all, Tracy, well done you! I knew your pumpkin would be a winner! I'll take a look at the garden focussed website; I'm in the process of deciding on sowing and growing just now. You have so much more land and space than me but really hope to make the best of it. Isn't it exciting? I've learnt so much this last 6 months or so and hope to improve on the next outcome. Well done again on your rosette.xx


  2. Congratulations and very well done. Its all about taking part and enjoying yourself at the end of the day and if you get a rosette it is the icing on the cake. If you have more pumpkin to harvest you might well be looking for a recipe. There is a very nice breakfast marmalade that you can make with pumpkin- in fact it is one of my favourites. Will dig the recipe out for you if you wish. Take care. pp


  3. Thank you so much, very kind of you. I think we are the kind of people use whatever space available to us at the time better than anyone else would. It's really exciting, I love it. I wish I had more time to devote to it but I'm going to focus on what I can do, not what I can't! Thanks again xx


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