This week marked our 3rd anniversary of being allotment holders, that time has really flown! It’s certainly looking ready for a rest now, with most plants dying off. This year has actually been one of our most productive, despite the challenges the weather has thrown at us. Harvest is almost done, with only swedes, leeks…… Continue reading October Allotment Update
This post was nearly called ‘bloody beetroot’ as I was almost literally knee deep in the stuff. Obviously there are worse problems to have, but I was a little taken aback when Mr C and his dad went to the allotment and returned with this. I emptied it all out onto the kitchen floor to…… Continue reading A Beetroot Bounty
After such a slow start, we are harvesting produce from our allotment at the same time as we have done in previous years! This is in spite of being a month behind when planting, so the very hot and dry spell we are having must have done the trick. Our courgettes, pumpkins and squashes are…… Continue reading Harvest has started!
Things are moving really fast on the allotment, and it seems to have happened suddenly in the last fortnight or so. (All estimates say we are a month behind and I can fully agree, but playing catch up is very hard work!) It is no longer waterlogged as it was in my last allotment post,…… Continue reading Mid May Allotment Update
The Easter holidays have been and gone, and I had grand plans for the allotment. The children and I were going to go there and build a pot store out of pallet wood, a new strawberry patch was going to developed and we would lay out where each crop would go this year. Like many…… Continue reading April Allotment Update
We have been to the plot a lot recently and today I did a good long stint. This time last year, harvesting was almost done but this year we have loads still to come. The beans are appearing overnight as if by magic, and most are being blanched and frozen. The children are becoming highly…… Continue reading Early August Allotment Update
Now that the last frost date has passed here, the final plants have gone to the allotment. It seems odd that normal life has continued for us today, when only a hundred or so miles away in Manchester people’s lives have been turned upside down. My son, who is 5, seems unaware of the events,…… Continue reading The Pumpkin Patch