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Terriculture, Thank you for allowing me to visit. It's amazing how much diversity the gardeners are able to get into their plots. I wonder what was in those red bottles. They look very exotic amidst the green cabbages. Is there any penalty if one doesn't use their allotment or keep it up to 'standards'? Looking forward to visiting with you for Part II. Pam
Nice tour, Terri. I think you win hands down for the best lottie so far. Is the pear tree on someone's plot? Or is it in a general area available for the picking? It looks like it has been around for years, and producing nicely.
Hi Pam, Thanks for coming to visit, sorry I have been away so long but will continue with the tour soon.
If your plot gets overgrown with weeds or is really messy the commitee send a letter or several thoughout the season. They have an inspection in early spring and give you until March 1st to clear it or you lose your plot! They have 26 on the waiting list, but usually it takes at least a year to clear the previous plot holders mess up!
You've got me curious about the red bottles, I will investigate the matter... lol
Thank you kindly Dianne! The pear tree is on Anitas plot, she has quite a few fruit trees including apricots (that reminded me of you and your apricot tree) she gave me a some the other day and I made some flapjacks and put some sliced up apricots in, yumm! It was a real treat to have fresh apricots they are quite expensive in the shops here.
Hi Gwen, My plot is number 36, Thanks for coming to visit!
Man, yours is the standout one for sure! The only ones that could compete are the double plots for their fruiting fruit trees!, But yours is the most pleasing to the eye.
Thanks for sharing that with us terri.
Hi Candee, they have done the judging but have not put any notices up on the board yet!
I like to do my bit for the community... It's due for a tidy up! LoL!
So sad to see the fruits on the ground, some folks haven't picked their goodies. One plotholder (the last one) hasn't been back since she cleared and planted... everything is going to waste... whats the point?
Hi all, back from holidays, and I too am surprised that no one picked and ate the brocolli or cauliflowers that were ready! I had someone watering and someone pet minding and the offer was there to take what came ready, but no one did. Yes Tez, I agree,...whats the point?
Thanks Sue and Candee! How are your veggies doing? pictures please!
I'm going to visit my folks for a couple of weeks, just hope my family get the watering and picking done and keep everything ship shape while I'm away... LOL! See you when I get back, Take care my friends.
Terri - they look ready now. I normally pick them when the tassels starts to brown. Some people like the corn kernels riper, others really young. I don't like them too young because there is too little bulk there to eat.
We had a project in the middle of a cornfield once, and when the stalks gets taller than you and you have to walk down the rows to get from one site to the next, you really have to protect your face. Those corn leave edges are deadly. My daughter joined us for part of that summer and here's a photo of us in full face gear to brave the corn plants. By the way, that is field corn they are growing (food for critters) so they let them dry out and is totally brown before they are harvested. Terri - do not let your corn get like that before you pick them LoL
Hey that looks a lot like the bandits I saw in the Sunflower patch lol! I am gonna have to get Steven over here to take a look at this!
Seriously Dianne, I know what you mean, there is a cornfield of what we refer to as "field corn" across the road from us, the deer love it especially this time of year, but it is brutal to walk through.