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On the Allotment - June 2020

posted 7 Jun 2020, 07:26 by Dave Boott
Submitted by Wilf Rainford
Despite social distancing measures we have managed to keep the allotment going and in good order. Normally we would have broad beans available now but the November sowing rotted in the ground due to the extremely wet winter and the second sowing struggled due to the driest spring on record and is now infected with black fly.

However it is not all bad news, new fruit trees are growing well and the soft fruit has also looking good. Polytunnel and greenhouses are planted with tomatoes, cucumber, melons, sweet peppers and the vine is looking better now we know how to prune it!

Raised beds are also planted out with lettuce, radish, onions, garlic and leaks. 14 rows of Charlotte potatoes and 3 rows of main crop potatoes are growing well. And other areas are planted with sweetcorn (with badger defences still to be built!) pumpkin, courgettes, squash, peas, runner beans, French beans and dwarf beans.

Produce should be available in the next few weeks, hopefully we will be back in church soon but if not we may leave produce in the church porch for collection. Look out for information in the parish bulletin.

Any suggestions regarding distribution of produce if we are still in lock down would be welcome.