Bean Disaster

Yesterday I checked on the bean seeds sown direct at the end of May. A few of the Greek Gigantes climbing beans are at seedling stage and I should be happy to see these cheery little shoots, but all is not well in the bean beds. Half of these seedlings have come up blind (no…

A Very Messy Leek Lesson

A third lockdown for England was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday which comes as no surprise given the infection/death rate statistics and concern over the new virus strain. Allotments are classed as a form of exercise which means plot holders are permitted to use them, the very nature of allotments means close proximity…

What’s Eating My Leeks?

Something is eating my leeks, sadly it’s not me. I noticed my leeks started to look poorly recently (they have a touch of leek rust but that’s pretty standard for my allotment site), they’re shrivelling before my eyes with damaged stems and dying leaves. I had a good look at them and poking around revealed…