Courgettes and tomatoes

I’ve been so busy this month with cycling-related activities that I’ve neglected my plot. However I managed to get out there today and brought home more courgettes and tomatoes than we can eat.

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I also got a couple of cucumbers and some broccoli and kale. I’ve got masses of kale but kale will grow all winter, albeit slowly, and I can pick leaves when I want them. The tomatoes and courgettes are coming to the end of their season. My courgettes look elderly so I don’t think there’ll be much more fruit from them. My tomatoes still have quite a bit of life though.

My plot is a bit of an overgrown jungle.

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My tomatoes are doing really well. In June they were looking sickly and the leaves were curling. I bought some organic liquid fertiliser and added it to the trough (the plants are in pots of soil that sit on troughs of water and there’s a wick inside the pot that extends into the trough) and now they’re looking healthy and producing an abundance of fruit.

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Most of my broccoli went to seed very quickly this year so I didn’t get much except for this purple sprouting variety which is doing well.

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On the cycling front I’ve updated the Aberdeen Cycle Forum site by updating WordPress and installing a new theme. Please have a look and let me know what you think. I also attended a campaigners’ day in Aberdeen yesterday and we’ve got lots of good ideas for future campaigning in Aberdeen for active travel.

Autumn is definitely here. The outside is starting to turn orange and red and there’s a chill in the air. I’m looking forward to winter!

5 Replies to “Courgettes and tomatoes”

    1. Thank you! If only you could see everyone else’s plot. Mine is one of the worst there but it shows that you can still get plenty of produce out of a small plot and with little effort.

  1. Aberdeen bicyclists have a nice homepage! I wish we had something similar here in my Central CA town. Here the cyclists organizations tend to favor the spandex-and-tight jersey crowd. Those of us who like to just casually hop on our five-speed street bikes for a trip to the market are ignored or labeled as “hippies.” (That said, some of the city bicycling advocates here are so belligerent I want no association with them. Swearing at some elderly driver for cutting you off at the intersection doesn’t help the cause or make any of us safer.)

    1. Thank you! I’m definitely not one of the spandex crowd. Cyclists are all types and I really want to make sure the cycle forum speaks for all cyclists and is as inclusive as possible. More importantly, I want us to speak for people who would cycle if we had the infrastructure.

  2. Your garden is lovely! You remind me, I need to work in mine. I’ve been so busy with other parts of my yard and other life things. I too am looking forward to winter. Popping over to your other blog! Have a wonderful weekend! Koko 🙂

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