Broad Beans and Recycling!

I usually start off our broad beans in the greenhouse and when they reach a good size, move them outside but I have noticed that the plants, despite having a good start, always end up rather small!

As Summer Draws to a Close

It’s hard to believe that it’s approaching the end of August, the children will soon be back at school and the nights well and truly drawing in. The allotment is far from what I would be happy with in terms of appearance and organisation but despite the unusually warm weather we have done better than…

Happy Broad Beans – Aquadulce Claudia

One of the few veg I absolutely have to plant each year is the broad beans, with varying success each time but as you can see from the photo’s I’m please to say that our broad beans thus far are doing rather well! These were planted into some general compost on the 11th of November and wrapped toasty in the greenhouse, by the look of it I should be potting them on ASAP!!

Moving the Rhubarb

With the plan to use one of our, now three plots, as a low maintenance ‘fruit plot’. I had been waiting for the best time to relocate our rhubarb plants from their current position on our first original plot to this new space dedicated just to fruit. It also gives me a chance to cover…

Autumn at the Allotment

Having spent just a couple of half days ‘up the allotment’ over the past couple of weeks, with a clear list of jobs, we seem to have gotten a lot done!!