As the title says, we are currently in limbo (not the kind you can create with a rake balanced on two upturned buckets!) because we don’t actually know where to plant anything so our growing season has yet to start. You see, we have our name down to swap allotments but we have no idea…… Continue reading A Game of Allotment Limbo
Whilst the builders are working on our house. we are trying to get the allotment in shape for the growing season. Our aim this year is to keep it very simple, as once the builders finish in about 4 weeks we take over and start decorating so our time for allotmenteering will be quite limited.…… Continue reading 2019 Allotment Plans
I do love a relaxing Sunday, especially at this time of year when it still gets dark early and its perfectly acceptable to be in pyjamas at 7pm. The new year clean up is still underway, but I’ve taken a slow approach to it and can see lots of progress already. (We do need to…… Continue reading Sunday Catch Up
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
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!
Our allotment is keeping us very busy right now, especially since we are trying to manage two of them. We seem to have skipped spring and gone straight from winter with a waterlogged plot to summer with everything being very dry. Everything feels like its been rushed too, and allotment time has had to be…… Continue reading A Lot of Allotment
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