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
It has been about two months since I posted about starting my first square foot garden, and it has come on a huge amount so summer solstice weekend seemed the perfect time for an update. There have been some real successes, and some things that just haven’t worked out. You might notice from the before…… Continue reading Square foot garden-Midsummer update
The allotment has all of a sudden produced a glut of ripe berries, and they are only just beginning. In the last week we have harvested 3kg of raspberries and redcurrants, half of which we picked this morning as yesterday’s sunshine did a super job of ripening them up. We now have a technique for…… Continue reading Bursting with berries!
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
The allotment is an awesome place in June, the light evenings make for pleasant after tea chicken tending trips, and everything is growing at top speed. (Unfortuantely that includes the weeds!) Most of the planting is done and the jobs mainly consist of weeding, watering and maintenance. It’s also quite an exciting month as several…… Continue reading The Allotment in June
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