Monday, 22 September 2014

Big News

After years of waiting, I finally got offered an additional full plot to go with my existing half plot. It was terribly overgrown, full of weeds and brambles.


WP_20140817_010But a few hours with the scythe soon sorted that out.WP_20140817_007

With a bit of work it was soon like this



And after a hard day with a cultivator yesterday:


Lots of work still to do of course.

Harvest Update

Well, it has been a pretty good year at the allotment. We've had a good harvest of most of the veg planted.

The runner beans have been exceptional and are still going strong. Two courgette plants have produced a glut which we are slowly working through with ever more ingenuous recipes, last nights was courgette fritters.

The carrots weren't great, but were tasty.

A good crop of onions, but disappointing crop of garlic with most of it failing to 'bulb'.


There was a good crop of strawberries early on, and the raspberries are continuing to produce, but are starting to mould.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Still here, still digging.

Well it’s been over 2 years since my last allotment blog post. However, the allotment is still going.

2014 is going well, the weather has been good and everything is growing well. I did get off to a bit of a late start with the sowing and planting. I was holding back because of the threatened late frost, which never appeared.

The soft fruit is doing well, we’ve had around 4 kilos of raspberries and probably the same of strawberries, which have been very tasty and my wife has also made lots of jam.

I picked about a kilo of gooseberries but unfortunately they burned during the jam making.