“Allotment Month by Month” is a comprehensive guide that is invaluable for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. Written by Alan Buckingham, offers a systematic and accessible approach to cultivating a thriving allotment throughout the year.
Just as we embarked on raised bed gardening, as if meant to be, we were gifted two large wooden raised beds from a lovely allotment neighbour.
There’s something about home-grown, though, that puts people off – sometimes it can be a bit, well, manky!
The past few weeks have been incredibly difficult. A visit to Justin’s favourite spot in Wales to spread his ashes, accompanied by a chest infection had me feeling pretty low. I am so thankful for all that joined us there, again, holding us up when we were struggling. Back in action again at the allotment…
December is a super busy month and getting to the allotment can be a challenge. Our key to progress is little and often. These are our most pressing tasks:
So spring is finally here and after so much snow, it couldn’t be more welcome.
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!!