Pumpkin and Winter Squash Harvest 2020

All of the winter squash and pumpkins have been harvested and I'm pretty pleased with what I have grown. The butternut squash were a huge success this year, lovely big fruits and plenty of them. This is what I have left to use and store after giving some away to other plot holders. Every year … Continue reading Pumpkin and Winter Squash Harvest 2020

September on the Allotment

After weeks of hearing the call of autumn suddenly summer is back with a bang. The beginning of the week was sweltering hot and the only shade my plot offers is in the shed! This is where I go to hide on super hot days, in winter I can be found slurping soup. The allotment … Continue reading September on the Allotment

Paths and Plans

There have been some changes on the allotments since my last blog post which I'm shocked to see was in April, I knew I had neglected the blog but didn't realise for just how long! Sorry about that. Anyway, back to allotment stuff..... I sourced some locally grown lawn turf in May and plot 5 … Continue reading Paths and Plans

Frosty Morning

A hard frost covered the landscape this morning turning everything it touched white and fluffy, I grabbed my camera and took my dog for her early morning walk. During our walks we pass through the allotments and I always take the opportunity to check my plot. Today I took spent a little longer than usual … Continue reading Frosty Morning

C is for Carrot

My first year growing carrots on Plot 5 has been a success. The roots are generally a good size although some are on the small side because I forgot to thin some of the rows out. Still, they're lovely clean carrots and most importantly taste good. The variety is 'Autumn King' which is a favourite … Continue reading C is for Carrot

Pollinator Plans

Sunny weather continues to encourage lots of pollinators to the plot. The tubes in the solitary bee box on the shed are filling with mud-sealed nests and I've seen a few butterflies on the wing which are my absolute favourite pollinators of all, I just adore them, even Cabbage Whites but obviously not on the … Continue reading Pollinator Plans