Not much happening at the allotment at this time of year, but we pop down every now and then to keep on top of the weeds and just check that everything is ok.
The long way home is along a public footpath along some farm fields and we took that route back for the first time since the autumn. The first field was full of beautiful healthy looking sweetcorn earlier in the year:
Sadly though, it looks as though quite a bit of it wasn’t harvested, just hacked down to clear the field.
We turned the corner to an even sadder sight, a whole field of marrows that have been left to rot away! Such a waste of food. There is probably a valid farming reason for it, perhaps the sale fell through or the cost of having them picked and transported was greater than the value but it still seems a shame.
Really wish we’d helped ourselves to a couple when we passed through in the summer!
Found this great article on Mashable about nightmare plants, off to search the garden and make sure I haven’t got any of these lurking… 😉
The farm tenancy contract for our half an allotment plot has been signed and we have taken possession of the field of dreams*
The aim is to get one bed planted up at the weekend, I’ve got some cabbages, brussels and onions ready to go in and can’t delay too long as my man with the spade (and rotavator) has been busy:
He’s also sourced some pallets and is planning to build a shed…watch this space!