The memory of last July is seared into my mind. Recalled through a painful cringe.
It’s May. The month us gardeners seem to pin our hope’s on. The last frosts (for me anyway) the warmer temperature. The sunny days and the promise of more to come. It’s also my birthday month and so as I grow another year older, I will forget the numbers and embrace the green shoots and early radishes instead. Continue reading “Allotment jobs for May”
I have a terrible memory.
One of the frustratingly common examples of this happens when I walk into the supermarket and forget the reasons for being there.
Despite my efforts to focus on sustainability when it comes to allotment gardening and within my broader life, I am not proud of the fact that I have not prioritised my purchasing of peat-free compost.
I love chillies. Some people think chillies are simply about heat but they have such a variety of fantastic flavour too. It’s the combination of the heat and the flavour of the fruit that makes them a welcome ingredient for the kitchen.
Last month, while wading through the gloom of January and wishing for an early spring, my spirits were raised when I received a message from a man named Fred. Continue reading “Incredible Crops I’m Growing in 2019: Vital Seeds”
This is the second year I’ve grown sweet peas. The first was a disaster.
It all started so well. The peas were sown in October, germinated swiftly and grew with incredible energy.
Tell me if I’m wrong? The Christmas spirit has gone. The sound of auld lang syne has long stopped reverberating in the eardrums. The seed catalogues are now your new best friend?
Every year has its ups and downs.
C’est la vie.
It’s still been another fantastic year in the allotment garden. Continue reading “2018: An allotment year in pictures”