Of course, Facebook was quick to remind me that I have had my Allotment Plot at Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments for exactly two years and I was reminded of how shocked I was, when I arrived to inspect my new plot to a busy but productive first year with lots of good crops produced, eaten and enjoyed including Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkins, Runner Beans, Courgettes, Summer salad including tomatoes, cucamelons and lettuce, pickling cucamelons and shallots, Peas, Elephant Garlic, Potatoes,Calabrese and French Beans, Flowers, Strawberries which we made into jam.
Whilst it helps to have bright sunshine, the clearing away of the plot took weeks and the structure of Raised Beds has really helped me keep it organised and tidy.
But good to recall the progress made. It looked worst than it really was although Two Years Later, there is still much to be done. Indeed, Main Avenue is looking good with my lavender and black grasses making it presentable (although I plan to propagate some more Lavender plants as I have some patchy bits, and the wood chippings need refreshing).
And during my second year, I have enjoyed possibly the world’s smallest carrots, beans and pumpkins, entering the Allotment’s Large Vegetable Competition (including a Third Place for my Pumpkin), pickling American Gherkins and harvesting potatoes (including Purple ones!)
The Blue two-tone shed and pergola with a raised seating area have been well-used after two-years of developing my plot.
And had a lovely nod from the RHS after entering their “Top of the Crops” Facebook competition celebrating my produce from my plot:
But more to be done as they’re always jobs to be done, like getting ready for the new Greenhouse so back to the weeding…