Waiting to harvest

We have put most of our veg in now and most of our time is spent weeding and planning. Both of us have the week off this week. It’s crazy how quickly time goes and bindweed grows when you’re living with an allotment. We are currently growing: Runner beans – scarlet flowers are giving way…

Happy new year! Revelations left right and centre!

I’ve been away for quite some time and it is to my shame that things have got in the way of this blog. Christmas and the new year were a bit of a whirlwind and I’ve just started my new job so I’ve been busy, stressed and doing quite a bit of personal growth with…

Millions of Peaches…

It’s been a while since my last post, I have changed jobs and been pretty tired and lethargic so haven’t really had the energy to do much beside eat, sleep and watch MasterChef. However, I am now the proud owner of a beautiful ‘Peregrine’ peach tree that came from a fantastic grower in Faversham called…

Seasons draw in

It’s been a nice week in Canterbury, weather-wise – the autumn is in full swing and I’m really appreciating the beautiful colours and shapes of the leaves around in the streets and front gardens – the house opposite ours has a climber (I think it’s wisteria) that’s leaves are a gorgeous red. There is also…

Pathways

Joe and I went down to the plot yesterday. Some cheeky purple shoots of the green manure are poking through the soil to the side of the shed and on the left by the border with the mysterious ghost gardeners next door. I’ve never seen them but they seem to be there – they have…

Planning but no action

Joe and I went to a couple of home improvement shops on the weekend to get some stuff to lay a path and some compost for the allotment. It’s suddenly got quite cold here and when I visited the plot to put some food waste on the compost it looked very sad and rejected. I…

Green manure is in!

On Monday I had a glorious time breaking up clods of mud and raking over bits that the guys had already dug over to prepare for the green manure seeds – the weather was still unseasonably warm. I think that the vibrations from the fork I was using gave me a headache but it was…