Category Archives: Our Allotment

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Winter Allotment Update 2017

After a frosty start to Winter at the allotment the weather settled and has been a relatively mild, and towards the end wet, winter. Our purple Brussels sprouts have now finished, and the stalks can be extremely strong and pulling them out the ground takes a bit of effort, but the children managed it eventually […]

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Autumn Allotment Update 2016

At this time of year, the autumnal colour palette provided by nature is absolutely stunning and beautifully marks the changing of the season. The autumn months are a busy time at the allotment and we regularly harvest until our crops are finished. We’ve had a wonderful bounty of fruit and vegetables with maincrop potatoes, sweet […]

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At the Allotment

The polytunnel is bursting with wonderful produce. Our sweetcorn plants have just started to flower and we look forward to one of our favourite crops of the year. The tomato plants are heavy with green tomato trusses at the moment, which will turn golden yellow, red and purplish-red later this month. The unexpected stars of […]

At the Allotment 10/8/16

The polytunnel is bursting with wonderful produce. Our sweetcorn plants have just started to flower and we look forward to one of our favourite crops of the year. The tomato plants are heavy with green tomato trusses at the moment, which will turn golden yellow, red and purplish-red later this month. The unexpected stars of […]

At the Allotment 18/2/16

We continue to harvest our winter leeks and look forward to some spring Swiss chard growing in the polytunnel. We have sown our cauliflower seeds and left them to germinate and we used our quirky pea cradles to sow peas for an extra early batch this summer.  Our purple sprouting broccoli is coming along nicely […]

At the Allotment 2/3/16

Winter is nearly over and we look forward to spring. We have harvested the first of our multi coloured Swiss chard which has been overwintering in the polytunnel. Our tomato varieties this year are: ‘Sungold’ the sweetest cherry tomatoes – ever, ‘Black Russian’ an unusual heritage variety with large dark red fruits and ‘Shirley’ an […]

At the Allotment 6/4/16

Spring has had a bright fresh start and things are starting to grow. We continue to harvest our winter leek crop and the children have been showing their strength pulling them out. We have harvested the first of our spring harvest of purple sprouting broccoli, kale and Swiss chard. Our seed potatoes are chitting in […]

At the Allotment 20/4/16

As the weather warms up there has been a noticeable spurt of growth from our over-winter vegetables in the polytunnel and it is looking very lush and green.  The children have been a great help and immensely enjoy watering all the plants in the polytunnel and in the pots outside. We continue to harvest our […]

At the Allotment 4/5/16

We’ve had some lovely unseasonal weather recently with many welcome sunny days at the allotment. Our purple sprouting broccoli has now finished, but we continue to harvest leek, kale, Swiss chard and herbs. We have just started to harvest our rhubarb and look forward to some tasty desserts. We have planted out our pea seedlings […]