Spring feels as though it has been shoved back another month, it is still so cold and currently snowing. But it will come and I need to be prepared for the madness it will bring. I popped to the plot on Monday to harvest the last of the parsnips I forgot about, fresh little leaves… Continue reading Clearing Ground
The joy of popping to the plot to harvest vegetables on Christmas Eve, it has to be one of the most rewarding visits us allotment gardeners do and one I know I really look forward to. Sometimes though it doesn't all go to plan despite our best efforts, but what we do harvest we cherish… Continue reading Christmas Dinner!
A New Year Begins
It was cold and frosty this morning, a fresh new year, very fresh indeed. My early morning routine is pretty much the same each day, I let the chickens out of the coops and fill up their feeders, on a cold morning I defrost the drinkers too. I don't keep my chickens on my allotment,… Continue reading A New Year Begins
Whenever I pull wonky carrots from the ground I can't help but smile at the weird and wacky shapes, sometimes a childish giggle escapes from me if I find one to be somewhat risque. I entered a wonky carrot into the oddest vegetable class at my village show last year and it won the class,… Continue reading Wonky Carrots
Compost, Planting and Sunday Dinner!
The raised beds on Plot 11w are taking some time to completely fill up, I'm getting there slowly, just concentrating on one bed at a time. Homemade compost has been set aside to mulch the larger beds on Plot 5 as I clear them, so I'm having to buy in compost to top the raised… Continue reading Compost, Planting and Sunday Dinner!
Allotment Visits During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Here in Britain we have been told by our government to stay home, not to visit family or friends and only to leave our homes for essentials such as food. Exercise is permitted once a day and we should practise social distancing staying 2 metres apart when we do leave our homes. Covid-19 has killed… Continue reading Allotment Visits During the Coronavirus Pandemic