Plot Gratitude

Now that we are well into our second year as allotmenteers, I can’t help but notice a smidgen of complacency has crept onto our plot.  Last year – our first growing year – was filled with an almost childlike and perhaps slightly over enthusiastic sense of awe and wonder at our aptitude as growing, well,…

Late Autumn Harvest

Despite being slightly neglected of late, our plot continues to provide us with a great harvest – currently making it to the plate are Kale, Cabbage, Carrots, Parsnips, Spinach Beet and New Zealand Yams.  We grew New Zealand Yams for the first time this year, and digging them up and seeing the multi coloured gems…

Growth Spurt

Last weekend, the allotment glut started in earnest, with produce growing and over growing at an astounding rate.  On each visit to our plot, we came home with bowls full of veggies to eat, and we needed to be strategic in deciding what needed to be picked and eaten straight away, and what could wait…

First Harvest

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,…