The time has come on our plot to really start harvesting and enjoying the efforts of all our hard work over the last few months. We were so pleased this week to be able to harvest our first Broccoli, Dwarf French Beans, Asparagus Peas, Courgette, Cucumber, ripe red Gooseberries (to the delight of Mr G, for whom they were grown) French Garlic (very impressive) and Potatoes. We’ve also been picking more Peas (half of which I have attempted to freeze for the first time – results to follow !) and lots of Lettuce.
It’s so satisfying to come away from the allotment with bowls full of produce, and with so many greens on offer there really is no excuse not to eat (and enjoy eating) healthily. With our first successes under our belts, we’ve also started thinking about the next phase, and have begun planting more seeds when beds become empty. More Lettuce and French Bean seeds have gone into the ground, and we have also planted Borage in our flower bed. We’ve also put some of the Pea pods that had dried out to one side, to hopefully utilise next year. Onwards and upwards !