Early July is when our allotment fruit cage is at its best-absolutely crammed with currants and berries. We harvested a few types two weeks ago, then last week collected even more. We have an abundance of blackcurrants and whitecurrants, and a couple of redcurrant bushes as well as a gooseberry (ouch!) and some rogue raspberry…… Continue reading Jam packed
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!
September always feels like a second ‘New Year’ to me as my year has revolved around school term times since I was 4, and as a student and then a teacher (and now a parent) it’s a real month for reflection and resolutions. As a supply teacher, it’s normally a quiet month and gives me…… Continue reading 17 For 2017-September Update
I’m counting the start of September as Autumn here, and the weather seems to as well because it’s getting quite chilly, even on sunny days. The majority of our gluts of produce are over, though there are a few things still to harvest. The beans are still flowering, but fortunately they have slowed down a…… Continue reading Early Autumn Allotment Update
Now that we are well into summer, harvest time is deliciously close on the allotment. Some crops have even almost finished (the strawberries are at the stage where we are potting up runners and the last few fruits are nibbled whilst we go for our watering and weeding visits). The rain last week has filled…… Continue reading Pumpkins and Pecking-a July 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