Our lovely allotment in Hungerford, Berkshire. Photos of planting, harvesting, (occasional) vegetarian cooking and wildlife to show what makes Plot 7 (Plot 8 and Plot 3) such a great place to spend time!
A record of successes, failures and it's a handy reminder for me too!
2017 brings a song title and video to every post - enjoy!
That's more like it! Three days with no rainfall. We've had an inch of rain since our last visit to the plot a week ago -- evidence in the form of our new rain gauge...
It was so good to be digging the plot and having other plotholders to watch and talk to for a change!
The ground is muddy but very diggable (doesn't look like a word, but we know what it means!) and last year's potato quarter looks pretty much ready for this years onions now - we're expecting Thompson & Morgan to deliver our Santero F1 onion sets very soon, joining the garlic which is looking good - 15 bulbs have sprouted.
Garlic shooting up well
While Jamie was doing most of the digging I was clearing away the beets which had grown to mammoth size. Although Boltardy I can't think that they wouldn't be woody so they'll be thrown away but I left them on a spare bit of plot for the mice to enjoy for a bit. As I was pulling them I saw a lot of centipedes, spiders and slugs. Hopefully the birds will deal with clearing the slugs and the slug eggs we found. See the Wildlife blog for more