Allotment update!

My second trip to the allotment this year (though my wife has been down many more times than me!)

First pic is the chili and pepper plants I’ve planted up from reduced price plug packs.  Second pic is the current herb and salad bed.  The third bed is the remains of the leeks from last year as well as the new brussel sprout plants.  4th is the onion bed planted in september/october time.

The fifth pic is the rhubarb bed.  You’d probably not realise that we’ve actually had about 18-19KG of rhubarb from here.  Scary stuff, that’s a lot of rhubarb to chomp through.  My wife spent Saturday night skinning the rhubarb and chopping it into 1-2″ chunks which is now in the freezer.  Freezing is one way to deal with the glut, but there are others!

Sixth pic is our fruit bed.  My wife made a good decision which was to put the old walk in greenhouse over the fruit bed.  We can now stretch netting over it to make a handy moveable cage.  The strawberries have been moved from the old bed which was over run with couch grass and the rest had been relocated from the garden path.

7 & 8 are a view from the bottom of the plot, and nine are our new purple planting brocolli


  1. mamamakes said

    Hiya, Fellow Essex Allotmenteer…Love Your blog, Fab!

    • Hi mamamakes – good to see you – your blogs looking pretty good too, love the photos.

      I’ve added you to my links list as well. Keep up the good work, if you want some rhubarb at the end of the season let me know.

  2. mamamakes said

    Yum…Thankyou…I love Rhubarb…Very kind offer!
    I’m looking forward to have a good read of your blog tonight for some useful tips.
    Its my first year of growing so we are complete novices!

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