Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A slow start

Scarecrow in the corn patch Walking to the plot Chamomile Gooseberries Lettuce Peas pea flower allotment compost Chive flowers Allotment Exploration Red Currants Evening Allotment
Things are a little late on the allotment this year but we have a heap of gooseberries, red currants and by the end of July, we will have so many broad beans that we will be giving them away. 
I wish we had room for a chest freezer at home to put all the extra goodies in but it's nice to give some to neighbours. Makes me smile.

Many jobs still to do, repaint the shed and weed the couch grass from around raspberries and compost heap. It's all looking too wild and certainly wouldn't win any allotment of the year competitions....unlike my dad's site which is spectacular. They all must have more time on their hands there.It's hard with a 3 year old running off, although that has got better and he doesn't go far. I'll show you my dad's allotment site soon.

It's been a bit of a neglectful year in terms of making pretty and I still did not sow a cut flower section. I think a lot of the other plots are the same, a bit untidy we all are this year. Plus I've noticed that many people have given their plots up. Not such the long waiting lists anymore. Are allotments losing their popularity?

It might look rough around the edges but I've grown lots of potatoes, peas and beans that will keep us going all autumn. Just the courgettes to hurry up now and tomorrow I will be going to harvest the first of the raspberries. Can't wait!


5 comments:

sabrina montagnoli said...

Growing your own is great. I so don't have a green finger but sometimes wish we had the opportunity to do this with my wee man. It's great for them to learn where it all comes from.

greenthumb said...

What a great space you have for growing your own veggies. It all looks great.

Toffeeapple said...

I think it looks better like that, rather than regimental rows of vegetables; it looks totally organic.

When I was a child, I used to eath Gooseberries when they were that colour...

Toffeeapple said...

eat - not eath! Tsk.

BavarianSojourn said...

Enjoy your first harvest! It all looks amazing! :)

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