Last month I planted 3 new blackcurrant bushes on plot 33, extending my little fruit patch which is really exciting. I just adore blackcurrants, even the fragrance released from crushed leaves gets my taste buds going wild, although I’ve heard many say the smell is similar to cat pee. Well, I guess I’m just a
A British summer without strawberries? Not on my plot! I finished the new strawberry bed last month which I was certain I’d already blogged about, but looking through my published blog posts it’s clear I didn’t. I’m getting old. Anyway, back to the strawberries. I removed a large section of grass in front of the
Just over a week ago I planted garlic, just a couple of rows to test how this particular crop fairs on my allotment. My soil is heavy clay which can get very sticky in wet weather, to help prevent my garlic from rotting I created little planting holes with a trowel and half filled them
I haven’t spent as much time as I’d like at plot 33 lately. Storm Callum and life pulling me in different directions are to blame, but when I have visited I’ve made the very most of my time there by continuing to dig over the new growing areas and enriching the soil with rotted manure.
It’s been a great year for growing pumpkins and winter squash at the allotment, which happen to be my favourite things to grow. They romped away in the sizzling summer heat producing big fruits on healthy green vines. Summer was exceptionally hot and dry this year, admittedly I struggled to muster the energy to water