Haven't been keeping up with the thread as late as there have been issues to deal with – a wider family crisis, and then delivery of an 'ALL7' notice from the council on my plot (bar stewards parking fascist jobsworths!). As a result, I'm having to dig and clear the plot like a whirling dervish to avoid losing it in around 20 days time. I'm one of at least a dozen who've received the 'ALL7'. All my spare free time in the hours of daylight are going into this..
Howard...have you got it all sorted?
It's a weird feeling looking at the allotment at the moment. A lot of the potatoes are up and large patches of earth have been revealed and it's looking a little barren. The pots really have cleaned up the soil. As we have been lifting them the final few perennial weed root sytems are coming up as well.
The sweetcorn is spectacular. I'm not a fan so to speak but i can't believe how sweet they really are when freshly picked and cooked. The last two months have been filled with ousting caterpillars. I'm a big fan of these fellas but even my patience is being tested
We entered the local produce show as a family which was a real hoot and won bugger all! The kids took it well but being a male and therefore innately competitive i couldn't help eyeing up the other veggies.
More to come...