November 2011

Total November harvest = £21.12 / 2.39kg   (2010 = £9.84/ /0.42kg)

Full details of weekly harvests at bottom of page.

Week 27:  October 30 – November 5

Total for week = £8.65 / 1.00 kg (2010:   £9.84 /419g) 

We harvest mostly green leaves this week: salad, cavelo nero and chard.

Cavelo nero: looks great, tastes great - a perfect winter crop

Cavelo nero: looks great, tastes great - a perfect winter crop

A few tomatoes also sneek  in to the growing diary…. I picked them green a couple of weeks back and didn’t weigh them in the hope they’d ripen. They’ve done this beautifully. The old trick of putting the green tomatoes in a sunny spot in the company of a banana or two seems to work a treat.

 

Week 28: November 6 – 9

Total for week = £8.65 / 1.00 kg (2010:  £0 /0kg)

The last four days of growing in the London flat! The containers on the balcony are dismantled and cleaned on Wednesday. It’s a sad and emotional moment – and to be frank – a horrible job. But, have no fear, I’ll soon be growing again in Newcastle… watch this space!

This is what the front of the flat looks like as we leave – just like a normal house again!

A sad moment: the flat is stripped of its foliage and goes back to being a 'normal' Victorian terrace.

Before dismantling the balcony, we harvest the last few salad leaves – and a few more green tomatoes ripen ready for eating. So we have a kilo of fresh produce for the week.

I wonder what life will be like without fresh, home grown home veg for the next few months? All we can take with us to Newcastle are two small window boxes of salad leaves, a few green tomatoes, and pile of dried chillies. I don’t like the idea of buying salad and herbs again!

November Harvest Details

Week 27:  October 30 – November 5

Week 27 harvests - kale, chard and tomatoes

Week 27 harvests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total for week = £8.65 / 1.00 kg (2010:   £9.84 /419g) 

Week 28: November 6 – 9

Week 28 harvests

Week 28 harvests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total for week = £8.65 / 1.00 kg (2010:  £0 /0kg)