I always enjoyed and was encouraged by other peoples blogs, and it kept me interested in growing and blogging.
So here we are a new start and hopefully a continued one !
All the troubles on the plot seem to have settled down and I avoid our Hitler warden as much as I can. In fact I haven't been as keen this year on being there. I've just done the essentials. I have been very busy buying second hand furniture and Upcycling and shabbying and generally producing some amazing pieces from old thrown out or sold junk ! Great fun, and a good source of extra income from what started as a hobby.
So from next year I have to plan my new plot better and get a grip on the bind weed that has smothered my gooseberries, black currents and raspberries. I worked the fruit bed for over a week when I first moved over to plot 30, and had buckets of bindweed, but it's all back and driving me crazy ! Funny enough I didn't have hardly any on plot 19 ! Just the odd bit here and there.
How do you allotment and vegetable gardeners deal with this terrible scourge ? ?? I'd love some tips to get rid of it,
I have had some good harvests even though its been a funny sort of year. Below are some photo's I've taken .
I hope you are all sowing, growing, harvesting and enjoying your plots .
Here are a couple of photos of the many squashes I've grown. Probably the best year for a while for these.
I have been very lucky to have been sent a brilliant new cookbook to review on this blog, but because I've been so busy I haven't had time to do it, so I'll leave it for another day as is like to try some of the vegetable recipes .