Sowing Broad Beans in Autumn

When flicking through my gardening books, wondering what else I could get into the ground at this time of year, I’ve noticed broad beans (fava) mentioned a few times. I thought I’d give it a go with a pack of 20 Aquadulce, suitable for Autumn to Spring sowing. Purchased from Amazon.co.uk. In still having a decent…

October Missions!

I’ve finally accepted that another summer has passed and am now embracing the charms of Autumn. Flabbergasted at those plot holders with little or nothing to do, one year into our green fingered journey, the position of having nothing to do is far off! Here’s my little list of October allotment potterings, in no particular…

Elephant Garlic

Today we decided to get our elephant garlic in! For one of our cloves (purchased from The Range) we thought we’d make use of this tyre. Using it to create a corner to our pathway, and of course we’d know where the garlic was! The kids were chuffed to take responsibility for planting these! Apparently…

Do it Your Way

Many a time I have been merrily going about my business at the allotment and have stopped for a chat with well-meaning passers by, other lottie holders with many many years of experience under their belt. Invariably I will be told that something I’m doing is not quite right, the thing at the moment seems…

Green Manure

Overwinter Nitrogen Fixing Rye Vetch Mix Today the main task was the bean bed. This year I had used this space for potatoes so it was ready for a good clear up and my first sowing of some green manure. I went on somewhat of a mission to get this dug over and weeded! Almost…