Friday, 20 November 2020

Seed mix up?

Some of the Blue Solaise leeks are bigger than usual. The smaller one below is average, both from the same seed packet, sown at the same time and grown in the same bed. The larger ones taste fine though so not complaining.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Winter salad

 Winter Density lettuce, American land cress and rocket Astra are taking us into the winter months.

Tuesday, 3 November 2020


 There's plenty of fungal activity at the moment. These are possibly a type of Cortinarius, not edible but they look good and are breaking down woody material into nutrients for the soil.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Competition Winners

 For a bit of fun our local council organises a borough allotment competition. This year judging took place on July 8th and apart from the traditional criteria of tidiness, variety and condition of crops etc. also takes in harvesting of rain water, use of or recycling items/materials and consideration for biodiversity and the environment.

Out of approximately 800 plots ours was awarded first place.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Curry Night

 Red lentil dhal, shredded cabbage, tomatoes and coriander wrapped in home made chapattis.

Sunday, 11 October 2020

 Magpies started to peck at the butternuts so we harvested early and they'll finish ripening under cover.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Stable Manure

We were given the opportunity to collect some well rotted stable muck. A couple of days before going we were fortunate to be given a pair of heavy duty wooden gates, perfect for making a storage bay.

Our own compost in the foreground doesn't look much different to the stable muck behind.