Sunday, 8 June 2014

Allotment flourishing in June

Everything is growing at a pace now. 

Here are the Charlotte potatoes, planted almost 2 months ago (April 13th) and now in flower, so won't be long before we can dig them up.
The Onions are swelling now we have had some rain & sunshine.

They have been going to seed but I have nipped off the buds, just to give us some time before lifting, oops just noticed the label says planted 10/10/12 of course it was 2013!
The Currants, Black on the left, Red on the right, are doing well, there are so many and as you can see still very green, just need the sun now to ripen them. 
Its been a mixed week, sunshine & showers. 

On Friday night into Saturday we had Lightening & Thunder with heavy rain, but it brightened up later. At least it filled up the rain barrels :) But the Allotment is looking very lush and green, with the odd splash of colour from the flowers. 
Due to the showers, we were limited to what we could do, just a bit of weeding, planted a few more crops & harvested (see below). 
We planted a Honeysuckle to climb over the archway, but it hasn't flowered until this year, luckily the bees are busy now the whole plot is buzzing!

Crops harvested this weekend:
Rhubarb, Asparagus, Broad Beans & Strawberries.
Thanks for reading/returning. Ian

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