Summer Harvests and Planting

It has been a tricky growing year, extremely high temperatures and no significant rain for many months means watering has been a real chore. But it’s starting to pay off now with lots of harvests. I’ve grown some decent carrots, these are Autumn King which are incredibly tasty too. I also have a purple variety…

Planting Begins on Plot 11w

I have some news to share….I’ve finally planted something on Plot 11w! All the raised beds are in and the paths mulched with bark, it’s such a great feeling to move on to the next stage, planting! It’s a ridiculously exciting time and makes all the hard work to get to this point all the…

Planting and Growing

Apart from a sulky gooseberry bush, everything appears to be growing well on Plot 5. The carrots are growing so fast their leaves reached the top of the tunnel cloches, I removed the sheets and hoops and put micromesh carrot fly netting around the rows. This also acts as a wind break, great for exposed…

Planting Peas

About a week ago I planted peas out on the plot, although later than I would have liked it felt great to be at the stage where I’m finally planting crops on the allotment. I start peas off in modules and plant out when they get their first tendrils, I sow 2 seeds per cell…

Busy Bee

April whizzed by so fast but I got lots done on plot 5 thanks to the prolonged warm spell. I finished painting the shed, put the shelf up and moved my tools in. The hazel bean poles are in ready and waiting, it’s funny how these simple structures suddenly bring the allotment plot to life….

Planting Garlic

Just over a week ago I planted garlic, just a couple of rows to test how this particular crop fairs on my allotment. My soil is heavy clay which can get very sticky in wet weather, to help prevent my garlic from rotting I created little planting holes with a trowel and half filled them…