Our allotment has been a hive of activity in the last couple of weeks, with the scene being set for a (hopefully!) productive growing season. The raised beds have been filled with compost, and the little plants to go in them are being carefully tended to at home (butternut squash, pumpkins and courgettes mainly so…… Continue reading The Allotment in April
It’s all go at the moment on the allotment and at home; since I finished work for Easter planting has begun in earnest. Prior to that, the only planting had been 5 rows of potatoes on Mother’s Day. Last Friday, the children and I got ourselves set up with a planting production line. For a…… Continue reading Ready, Steady, Grow!
UK readers will know that Thursday was a tad blowy here thanks to Storm Doris. She caused a fair amount of havoc locally in the form of blown over trees, power cuts and lorries tipped on their sides. I was at work in the morning and drove home at lunch, and it was not a…… Continue reading Cheers Doris!
For the first time this year, I have been to the allotment. Mr C has made several visits over the winter so it was exciting to see the difference and admire his hard work. So much has happened there, and the recent (unexpectedly) warm weather meant we had a whole afternoon there on Sunday. Compared…… Continue reading The Allotment in February
It’s October, the weather has changed and things have got chilly-Autumn has definitely arrived. I realise that we are 11 days into October now so this is old news, but better late than never! It was on 1st October last year that we officially became allotmenteers (I’m pretty sure that Mr Craft ran to the…… Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned From The First Year Of Having An Allotment
It’s hard to believe our harvesting time is nearly over, the only things remaining are tomatoes, a few beans, courgettes, a handful of carrots, beetroot round two and half a dozen red cabbages. Everything else has been brought in to be frozen (beans and brocolli), dried (onions) or pickled (first batch of beetroot). The allotment…… Continue reading End of August Allotment Update
In case you hadn’t got the pun, this is a long awaited allotment update. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a long stint there, though Dave has done some weeding and harvesting on his way home from work on the odd occasion. I was fully expecting a jungle, so I wasn’t at…… Continue reading Trying Not to Lose the Plot