Autumn at the Allotment…

Autumn is setting in at the allotment and the plots are starting to look a bit emptier as we have been busy harvesting every week.

The raspberries continue to deliver (they must have heard us discussing the reduction of the number of bushes after last years poor show) and there are plenty of tomatoes, chillies, leeks and beans. There have been a few surprises too – such as the cauliflowers hiding under the profusion of borrage and a couple of Kohlrabi nobody remembers planting. But the star of the last two weeks has been Marjories Corn on the Cob – none of us can remember ever tasting anything sweeter. 

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So we are already making plenty of notes for next year’s planting decisions. Where we will be holding our planning meetings is up in the air at the moment – somehow meeting at the plot in the snow does not really appeal. But – solutions will be found and we’ll let you know.

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One decision we have made already is to get Emiline into her winter quarters before the weather turns and her clothes suffer too much. She has done well this year – presiding over the plot come rain or shine with her mask and surrounded by WI inspired bunting. She’ll get some running repairs and then will be back in all her glory next spring.

More from the allotment next month when we’ll update you on our autumn building projects. Or come and see us at 41A Cricket Pitch View at the Stevens Street Allotments in Market Harborough every Monday between 11am and 2pm if the weather is dry.

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