Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Allotment Update

It has been a while since I gave you an allotment update, so here we go....  We are still eating from the allotment - kale, brussels (and tops) cabbages, romanesco, parsnips, carrots, swede and this beauty is one of my favourites .....
....purple sprouting broccoli.

I am also getting ready for the next season, so I have broad beans thriving in pots and the following picture is of the garlic and shallots that I planted last November.  I think I will plant a few more of these in the spring as we need plenty for next winter.

I have potatoes chitting on the windowsill and will sow the celeriac very shortly.  I love that we can eat all year round from the allotment.  Last year we put all the infrastructure in place, which was quite expensive, but this year we should really start reaping the rewards.


  1. Looks fantastic Fran
    I so wish I could get an attotment but really long waiting lists.
    Never mind one day we hope to have a few acres of land of our own until then I will just have to admire other peoples such as yours :)
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Best Wishes

  2. Amazing. I have a large garden plot (approx. 16 ft. each side) and I'm lucky if I can grow anything on it. Lots of clay in the soil. I need topsoil.
    You and your garden are both amazing, Fran, doing so much!

  3. Sounds like your hard work has paid of Fran, amazing that you can eat from the allotment all year.

    We are establishing our plot, have done well with leeks, potatoes, garlic and parsnips so far.

    Sft x

  4. Looks and sounds wonderful, Fran! I would love to have veggies from a garden all year round. Unfortunately, my schedule is so irregular and the garden in Zeeland is so far away, I'm afraid the veggies would lose any chance of survival against the weeds.

  5. Julie -Happy New Year to you too. I was lucky that the waiting list wasn't too bad here, I hope you get something soon x

  6. Kay -my allotment is also solid clay which is why I went for raised beds no digging needed!

  7. Sft - my leeks were hopeless last year so I am hoping for better this time. Perhaps I didn't talk to them enough!

    Val - when I come over I will bring you some fresh veggies!!!!