Regular readers are probably wondering what’s become of the allotment. There’s been a conspicuous silence since it was last mentioned in April.
There has not been a conspicuous absence of work though. Looking at the photo below, I think you’ll agree that Mr. WB has done an amazing job.
In the absence of a drone, I shimmied up a ladder to give you a good view:
- There are beans growing up the trellis, with squashes in the small beds either side
- Bed 1: Carrots and onions (both red and white).
- Bed 2: Beetroot
- Bed 3 (netted): Kale & early sprouting brocolli
- Bed 4: Courgettes & pumpkins
- Bed 5: Potatoes
- Bed 6 (frame awaiting netting): Strawberries
- Plum tree ( in front of the strawberries-it’s easier spot the white oval tag than the actual tree!) & a final narrow bed at the back for the raspberries.
In case you wonder why there’s no salad crops, we have the luxury of growing them in our own garden- lots of different lettuces, along with chard, spinach, pak choi, mizuna & mustard, and broad beans & peas.
The strawberries have gone from looking promising at the end of May:
to looking tasty a few weeks later!