So thats it then… after a few good months of growing it was time to say goodbye to some of my faithful veg! To be fair I was surprised to get any crops out of my plot this year seeing as I got my little slice of land in July, but I worked hard and managed to plant swiss chard, turnips, french beans, carrots and beetroot just in time. I must admit I’m not to fussed on turnips (they taste like sprouts!) and I will definately not be growing beetroot next year! The frost finally caught up with us however, and my poor french beans were unprotected from the weather. I popped up the allotment to find them drooping over with wilted leaves and the few remaining beans were shiny and slightly rubbery. They served us well and will definately be gracing plot 15c with their presence next year.
It’s my first ever winter working on the land and I was a little sad to see all the allotments looking so lonely and lacking colour, although my rainbow chard is unbelivably still looking bright and cheery. On a happier note, the lavender which I thought was dying has 3 little and very beautiful flower heads There is hope for my lavender pathway yet! I also managed to get some broad beans in the ground, fingers crossed that they make it through the frost which is supposedly going to hit us hard in the next week :S