Peas Glorious Peas

There have been a lot of firsts on the plot this week, most notably for our first Pea harvest, which was much anticipated.  We have three Pea beds (planted at intervals to hopefully ensure a steady supply through the summer !), and we took about half the Peas from the largest bed.  Unfortunately about a…

Garlic & Onion Plaiting

Our first set of Onions were ready to be harvested this week, and are now drying in the sunshine.  Mr O also turned his hand to plaiting the Garlic, ready for hanging, which looks fab.  Not only is this a pretty and convenient method of storage, it also allows air to circulate, which keeps the…

The Fruits of Our Labour

  As well as Strawberries, the other fruits on our allotment are beginning to swell, with the Gooseberries, Raspberries and Apples not far behind.  Our Gooseberries are well netted to keep the birds off, and now the Raspberries are starting to fruit (despite supposedly being an Autumn variety), they will need netting too.  We’ve had…

Dung Dilemma

This week on the plot we’ve been experiencing a rookie dilemma. Every now and then, a large pile of fresh horse manure is deposited at the gates of the allotments, for communal use in our plots. Not particularly au fait with the how’s and where’s of horse poo, we took a look around the other…