Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Allotment

No longer are allotments the boring place your grandfather goes to. Allotments are now pretty cool and very sought after. I've had mine for 6 years or so and this year I have finally put a lot of effort in to tidying it up and growing enough stuff to make it pay for itself. It's a typical sized plot (approximately 7m x 15m) and I've got a polytunnel and a greenhouse to increase what I can grow.

A general view...note the weeds and plastic sheeting in the foreground - still plenty of work to be done in certain areas.

Broad beans in the polytunnel. A pumpkin and courgettes in the foreground and a few tomatoes to the rear.

Climbing French Beans.

Cherry Tomatoes, Melon and cucumbers in the greenhouse (free from a friend of a friend!)

Onions (Red and standard)

We have a continual source of chipped bark and wood provided by a the council landscapers and it makes a great path mulch where I dont have slabs.

First Earlies and a few weeds!! Plus the Greenhouse, Shed and Tunnel in all their glory!

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