Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Allotment bounty - and other things

Yesterday saw our broad bean plants finally reach the end of their lives, but not before they'd yielded two and a half magazine tubs of broad beans for the freezer. I also dug up a load more potatoes, but still have an entire line to harvest. I've already got loads stored away under the stairs (in a well-ventilated cardboard box separated by layers of newspaper as recommended by mum), and that number will probably double later this week. If anyone needs any locally grown potatoes, now is the time to ask!

The hardest part of maintaining the allotment is getting down there often enough to stay on top of the weeding. Although the walk is hardly taxing, it's far enough away to make it all too easy to put it off for another day. I'm already wondering if we can't make more of our own back garden, but I suspect Toni won't see it that way! Oh well, pull your finger out, Peers. I need to get carrots and potatoes planted for an autumn harvest, plus look at winter and spring cabbage too.

Carson Yeung told Sky Sports News he hopes to see Blues reach the Champions League. It'll never happen, but if we managed to qualify for the UEFA Cup one season I'd be very happy. He's also talking about tapping into China's talent by getting Blues to sponsor 10 footballing schools over there. And in other news, Spurs striker Mido claims he's agreed a loan move to Blues for next season with a £5m deal in place should we stay up. He must be the big name player Bruce was talking about, and would be a welcome addition to the squad if it happens, along with Egyptian compatriot Ghaly from the same club.

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