We waved goodbye to the UK Summertime yesterday and it’s officially now Autumn… which means it’s about time I gave you all a growing review of my Dad’s plot, plot 2b. I should really be giving you blog updates on my Dad’s allotment every few weeks but seeing as we’ve been extra busy and also seeing as he never takes a camera with him to take photographs we never get round to showing you all what he’s been up too!
He has had a super busy year not only working hard but making new metal work products for the shop and garden shows too. There hasn’t really been much time for the allotment and like I said before, when he does go up there to harvest something he never takes any photographs! Thank goodness for me and my need to document every single thing…
Plot 2b has had a successful year however and there’s been plenty to harvest, crops that did really well include the runner beans, peas, butternut squash, swiss chard, carrots, beetroot, sweetcorn, swede and potatoes. The sweet peas produced an abundance of colour, the borage overflowered the container and the dahlias were still flowering well into October! There were a few fails unfortunately, the cauliflowers never formed heads, most of the cabbages were eaten by slugs and the leeks went to seed very quickly. But then that’s the joy of having an allotment, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but there’s always next year and you are forever learning.
P.S. Head on over to our Youtube channel or click on the video link on the menu here to watch the latest update on Plot 2b!