Adding a little bit of colour to the plot. Next year I will add more, especially plants that deter slugs. A flower fortress!
These shallots may not look like bananas, but they sure can make your eyes water, unlike bananas.
Excellent crop of garlic this year! A small, smelly triumph.
This is my first time growing fennel. It’s a bit diminutive, but tastes great. Looks a little exotic too!
After a false start, it appears I may get a crop of courgettes after all. Very exciting altogether!
Carrots and Charlotte Potatoes.
This has been a poor year for my potatoes and carrots. The potatoes are ‘scabby’ in more ways than one, and have suffered a bout of blight to boot. The carrot tops and seedlings have been devoured by birds and slugs. Only a few have survived.
I reckon if they (the Republic of Ireland soccer team) had eaten some of this pesto before their matches, things could be different now. As it is, they were knocked out of UEFA Euro 2012 last Monday night after three disappointing games in the group stages.
Why would things be different? Because this pesto is like rocket fuel! Imagine eleven Popeye-The-Sailor-Men running around the pitch – no opponent, not the smooth Spanish nor the clinical Germans could handle such a team.
I’ll send the recipe to the Football Association of Ireland, maybe they can add it to the team’s diet in the run up to the Brazil 2014 World Cup.