2 months of neglect! Every year I think, this will be the year, and every year something crops up to prevent me from keeping on top of the allotment. This time it has been a lack of a car. It is too far for Sophie to walk (so she thinks!) and she refuses to go in the pushchair now. Not all of us have working bikes so couldn't even get down there on our bikes, And then in the evenings when I did have a car, there were so many other demands on my time too (plus the weather isn't always playing ball!) so those are my excuses! I was dreading going down there, scared of what jungle I would find. In fact I had wondered whether to give up the allotment, as it is one more thing I feel I am not doing properly.
So yesterday I had the loan of Mum's car for the day, and off we tootled. It was bad! It has been a very good year for weeds, and by the looks of it, blackberries!
The courgettes are doing well, but planting 4 pumpkin plants still has not resulted in one pumpkin. All male flowers :(
We were able to harvest some courgettes, and some of the onions, some spinach, and our entire broad bean harvest of about 5 pods, and two of those don't look as if they will be edible. All the other beans (runner and french) have amounted to nothing too!
We cut some of the grass with blunt hedging shears (the only thing we had to hand) and we pulled some of the seeding thistles, so it did look marginally better when we left.
Look, at least you can see some of the plants that are supposed to be there now!
Once they are all back at school, I AM going to get on top of this allotment. Really I am!!