We spent the morning preparing the ground in readiness for the shed going up tomorrow. It was really tough going, the soil is rock hard at them moment - roll on some rain!!!!!!!!!!!!
Harvesting at the allotment is going well, we dug up the last of the potatoes and the tomatoes just keep on coming as does the spinach. The pears are ready and are really delicious, the apple crop isn't as good as last year but there is still a lot of fruit. The cabbages are looking good and are being taken one by one.
The sunflowers now have come to an end and we've gathered up the seeds to plant next year.
Our shed arrives on Saturday so we have been busy clearing the ground ready to lay the foundations. We are still debating which colour to paint it, at the moment we are leaning towards green or blue.
In fear of stating the obvious we didn't go down to the allotment this afternoon.
We are really thrilled to announce we've been successful with a bid we made to the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be starting work on our latest project - Digging and Delving: a potted history of Burnham-On-Crouch allotments. We will be running lots of exciting workshops including photography, cyanotypes, putting together pod casts and ultimately an exhibition display.
We also need to say a big THANK YOU to Stuart from South Woodham Ferris Travis Perkins and Michael of Travis Perkins Maldon for their donations of building materials, which we will use for our shed base.
Our tomatoes plants were going great guns but unfortunately they've started to show signs of blight.
We picked the abundance of ripe tomatoes and sadly we had to pick the green fruit as well - 7.800 kg. All is not lost though and we are looking on the bright side, over the next few days we'll be trying our hand at making some green tomato chutney. Watch this space for the recipe.
Our new shed is going to be put up on the 1st October - this will mean we we'll have somewhere warm to work during the winter months. Pretty soon our poly tunnel will follow.
Just found out from Victoria - the Community Champion at the Chelmsford ASDA store that we need to go over and collect a cheque, as we 've been successful in Augusts Green token scheme.
We have lots of raspberries canes on the plot, last year they produced a bumper crop of fruit, this year it's a different story!
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Hi, I'm Sharon!