Thursday, January 28, 2010

First visit to the allotment - 2010

It all looks rather good

This is the front end - grew the pumpkins in these raised beds

This fenced in area currently has green manure in it which I will need to dig in when the land has dried out a bit.

I also grew all my climbing beans in here, sunflowers, courgettes, parsnips, carrots

and leeks.  It wasn't a good year for leeks, because of the drought, but I dug up quite a large clump. Behind them is the big fruit cage, with redcurrants, blackcurrants, raspberries and a loganberry

This is the far end of my allotment  beyond the fruit cage.
 In the foreground I grew all my potatoes, so this year it will be my courgette and pumpkin patch

In this fenced off area I grew all my brassicas, peas onions, carrots, parsnips and radishes.

The Russian Kale is ready for  picking and I picked some greens for the bantam babes at home.

In the raised beds I grew bush french and haricot beans. 
The bushes beside them are gooseberries.  I am hoping for a good crop off them this year, as I moved them the previous winter from the bottom of my allotment which I gave up.

In the foreground are jostaberry bushes that I grew from tiny cuttings.

As well as a row of compost bins at the bottom of my plot, I have also built some huge compost areas for the horse manure a friend brings for me.   Doesn't look like much at the moment, but when it's rotted down its pure rich black compost - and works a treat.

Next time I am up here, I will be doing some serious work.


  1. Thanks for the tour around. It looks quite a big allotment to me. But then I've never been on one.
    Can't wait to see what you are growing. Alot of hard work coming up soon I guess. HugsxChris B

  2. Lovely productive allotment and the look of that compost heap is a treat for the eyes, it will nearly be good enought to eat when it's ready.

  3. YAY!

    She's back!

    Jo just nudged me in your direction - nice to see you've got your blog back!


  4. She's back! looking good Lottie!
    What does the russian kale taste like? Spinach?


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