It’s been a while since I’ve been down on the plot. I’m not sure why, I suppose if I’m being honest with you, I’ve felt like I’d lost my mojo a little bit. It was so busy on the build up to the Allotment Open Day early this month, I just needed to rest. I did rather over do it the day before getting the plot spick and span. I managed to pull the muscles in my left shoulder and near my ribs (owchie!). And it’s not felt the same since we lost our friend Tony. He’d be giving me real grief now and saying to me ‘Get on with it! What’s the matter with you?!’.
With that in mind, after walking passed the allotment today and seeing some of my friends over the fence, I went down tonight before it went dark for a little tour…
Our plot is still growing well. You wouldn’t think autumn was upon us. The wild flower patch is still going strong. I’ve got lots of seeds to save and sow ready for a beautiful explosion of flowers for next year 🙂
Ta-dar!!! I present three lovely pumpkins we’ve nurtured this summer and now we look forward to pumpkin soup, roasted veg medley and halloween carving 🙂 I’m very proud of them 🙂 and double bonus we’ve got a couple left on the vines which haven’t quite ripened yet… 😀
The flowers around the plot are still blooming and create lovely splashes of hot autumn colour on the plots…
To top off a night of wandering around, I saw my friend Michael. We talked for ages (until it went dark!) about the love of growing vegetables, how much nature amazes us. He shared some of his produce with me, which was very kind – I’ve got some kale which I’ve never tried before and I’m inspired to grow some next year. I’ll be pickling a gherkin too, I’d like to try these next year as well 🙂 Michael is so passionate about growing on his plot and life in general. I came away feeling as though he has shifted the cloud that was hanging over me. He’s reminded me of how much I love the plot and everything about it. I thank him for that 🙂
Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx