Back to a land of plenty

Week of growth

Say you missed me. Life was meaningless without me. You’ve white-knuckled your way through my absence, gagging for your hit of Soilman magic… right?


Hey-ho. Too bad, because I’m back from my Spanish holiday and I’m full of beans. Don’t give the tiniest shit what anyone thinks, and am ready to crow about my allotment successes. Sickening, innit?

Here’s the week’s worth of veg that grew while I was away. A few torpedo marrows, but lots of good ones. Plus some sensational corn, carrots and beet. It’s turning into a terrific allotment year.

13 Responses to “Back to a land of plenty”

  1. Tanya walton Says:

    looking good soilman…I didn’t have quite as much ready after a week away…except where the marrows were concerned…I wish someone had thought to tell me how many marrows grow from a single plant..oh well!!!

  2. Soilman Says:

    Tanya hi

    Was looking at your potato problem, but can’t figure out what it is. Am dead interested to know, though; do tell if you find out what the bugs are/were!

    (PS: Can’t comment on your blog because it demands that you be with a formalised blogging platform. Is this what you intend?)

  3. VP Says:

    Back, but not full of beans then Soilman? 😉

  4. Tanya Walton Says:

    No this wasn’t my intention soilman…It should let any one comment and then I moderate it…thanks for giving me a heads up on this ..I will look into it. And I will let you know if I find out what my potato bug is!!

  5. Eliane Says:

    Typical. Just as I was going to post pictures of my now clearly inadequate triumphs in the garden, you trump me with a stunning showing, artfully displayed with flowers. Hurrumph. And of course well done. Though that is an awful lot of marrow. I suggest marrow and ginger jam.

  6. Carrie Says:

    Say this in a groovy 60’s vibe….Life is meaningless with soil, man. Glad you didn’t come home to a disaster, nice when mother nature nutures your babies for you when you pi*s off and leave them to fend for themselves!

  7. Carrie Says:

    Well, damn it, I was trying to be clever. Life is meaningless without soil, man. God. Blushing like a tomato here.

  8. Tanya Walton Says:

    Hi soliman…got the posting comments problem sorted on my blog….hope to see you commenting soon.

  9. Manor Stables Veg Plot Says:

    LOVE the way you have artfully and skillfully flower arranged at the back of said plentiful harvest. You were obviously WELL pleased with the success! Bloody courgettes – sick of them already – and you will be by the end of the week.

    Glad you’re back! (ps u going to blog meet?)

  10. Matron Says:

    What a brilliant harvest! No need to worry about getting your five fruit and veg per day for a while then?

  11. Soilman Says:

    Cat: Yes, I plan to go. Hope to see you there!

  12. Jessica Says:

    Hello Soilman – what are marrows exactly? I googled it and it said ‘autumn squash.’ Is that right? I have never seen these before.

    I enjoy your site. I also have a garden in Switzerland and your blog is very inspiring. Best, Jessica.

  13. Soilman Says:

    Jessica, hi: Bloody good question. Must admit, I haven’t a clue. Or rather, I know what a marrow is… but I couldn’t tell you why it’s different from a zuchini/courgette.

    So, to the wider community: What IS the difference? Is there one… or is a marrow just a courgette that was left unattended for 10 minutes?