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July 2021 Garden Update: Ripening and Harvest

By 28th July 2021August 19th, 2021One Comment

Thirsty Plants

At the time of writing this the skies are darkening with rain expected, perhaps thunderstorms. The long hot dry spell recently has been lovely for people but now the plants, especially the vegetables, need water so the rain will be very welcome.

Climate Change infographic from the MET Office

In recent years such periods of extreme weather with heatwaves and downpours are becoming a regular occurrence. This shows how right here in Tayport we are already being affected by climate change. Just today, the MET office released a new report on how 2020 was the first year to set records for temperature, rain and sunshine accross the UK. You can read their full article here.

Ripening Onions, Shallots and Garlic


Photo of garlic and onions drying

The strong sunshine has been great for ripening the onions, shallots and garlic. You can pick these up at the veg stall.

Harvesting Veggies

Photo of Tomatoes in the Polytunnel

The stream of veg being harvested is increasing daily. The Polytunnel crops are also getting ready to pick so there will be lots of tomatoes, beans, courgettes, kale, beetroots, radish, cabbage, lettuce, salad and fresh herbs.

Photo of Peter and Ali at the Stall

You can buy our veg at the produce stall. The next date is this coming Sunday August 1st from 1-3pm at Tayport Community Garden. If you miss this date we’ll be back every second Sunday – August 15th, September 5th, September 19th, October 3rd, October 17th and October 31st.

Preparing for Taste Our Tatties!
Photo of Potatoes

This year we have a good crop of early potatoes. We have lifted 8 varieties of 1st and 2nd earlies. At the community garden we grow many different varieties of potatoes and we would like to invite you to come and sample all them at the garden for our ‘Taste our Tattie Fest’ on Sunday 29th August 2021 at 1pm.

We will also have some bags of potatoes and other veg for sale at the event.

The Month Ahead

It has been a long and hot July in the garden and we are looking forward to the respite of the coming rain before more sun through August. We have lots more harvesting to, the produce stall, and of course the Tattie Fest!

Call by the garden to see our veg and pick something up from the stall.

Peter Christopher

I am PLANT's Community Gardener and will be making regular posts about what and how we are growing things at the Tayport Community Garden. You can find out more about me here:

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