First crop from the allotment


Spring has officially started here in the East of England and we are having a wide variety of weather from wonderfully warm days to bitterly cold ones. Despite the cold, nature if waking up. Seeds are starting to germinate in the greenhouse, the dreaded weeds are getting an early start and some plants are already doing well.

Apple Blossom has started now spring is here.

I haven’t spent a lot of time down the allotment so far this year so it was nice to get down there for a couple of hours. The allotments always look sad over winter but the first signs of spring and a promise of the crop to come were easily found.

Blossom has sgarted to show on the Apple and Pear trees and flowers are starting to pop up across the allotments.

Getting down the allotment all a gave me a chance to pop the broad beans I’ve been growing in the greenhouse into he ground. I’ll be adding some more seeds directly into the ground next week to have a longer period of being able to pick broad beans.

The trip to the allotment was made.all the better for being able to pick some Rhubarb. It’s definitely motivating to walk away from a couple of hours of hard work with something to show for it. It’ll also make for a nice crumble for dinner tonight.

The next few weeks are going to be busy sowing seeds and chitting potatoes. Hopefully I’ll be able to put some of the things I learnt last year into action and see the benefits.

Rhubarb is ready for picking

2 Comments Add yours

  1. tonytomeo says:

    That rhubarb looks RAD! Mine does not look that good, and it grows like a weed here. Mine are shoots from the same rhubarb that my great grandfather gave me before I was in kindergarten. My cousin in Oregon grows the same.

  2. mallr says:

    Thanks. I’d like to say it’s the rhubarb is looking good because of something we’ve done but we have hardly done anything to care for it. It was on the allotment when we took over. Other than feeding the soil each year we just let it go it’s own thing. That’s amazing, shoots from your great grandfather’s rhubarb!! Its great how some plants can almost be family heirlooms.

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