Allotment Update!

Hey Team!

As you read this I shall be on my merry way to sunny Lanzarote - hooooorah! Never fear though - I have a lovely little lot of posts scheduled in my absence to keep you all suitably topped up with a bit of inspiration, as well as a raaaather exciting little recipe post to come on Friday!!

Today though I thought I'd share with you a little allotment update, as lots of you have been asking how we're getting on, and to be honest I've been SO slack at documenting it all! I can however confirm that all is still very much well - and we're just starting to push into that lovely period where everything is about ready to be picked and enjoyed!

So here's our progress:

I must say these photos were taken a month or so ago - everything that you could see just developing is now fruiting, and growing wild! We have raspberries, strawberries, some lovely red potatoes, onions, shallots, chard, peas, gherkins, lettuces, radishes and gooseberries all ready to enjoy. With beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, aubergine, sweetcorn, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, broccoli, courgettes, cavolo nero, leeks & cauliflower still to develop over the late summer!

I did however manage to kill a few of our plants - waaaah - neglect due to orders killed off my chillies, peppers, carrots & melons....silly me!

Next year, I am determined to have the allotment looking enviable, by putting in the hard work as winter arrives laying cardboard and tarp down to stop weeds and clear the ground for me!!

I hope those of you that also grow your own are having success and beginning to enjoy the fruits of all that labour!

xo.

{allotment} update tiiiiime...

Hello all,

A little eeny weeny allotment update for you all today - and a bit of allotment based sad news.

Bad news:

 {always good to get the bad out the way first eh?} Our beautiful carrots {see below, basking in their own carroty glory} were snaffled

completely,

so much so that they disappeared without a trace , by naughty rabbits. Sad times indeed - I feel like I can, for the first time in my life empathise with mean old Mr McGregor from Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit. Those little carrots were our pride and joy. boo. Anyway, life goes on - you win some you lose some!

Good news:

There is a whoooole host of other exciting plant based goodness just getting started. I've planted up seeds left right and centre...as you can see below, so I thought I's hare a little growing/propagating progress...we have: garlic; onions; butternut squash; artichokes; cucumber & the baby basil I've been continuing to nurture!

Are you getting into the gardening swing of things yet?

Also - do you have any top tips to share, I'd love to hear them...we've still got a

lot

 to learn!

Tomorrow I shall hopefully have a little {DIY} to share with you - a nice easy {but super awesome} one to get you in the summer holiday spirit -

hoorah!

xo.