The Hungry Gap Has Closed
The allotment is beginning to fill with various beans climbing their supports and lots of tomato plants in flower in the new greenhouse. The paths have been strimmed – an irksome but essential task and it always improves the feel of the space. Broad beans, spinach and summer calabrese are cropping and beetroot and flat-leaf parsley sown six weeks ago are growing well.
And it’s onion central here in the porch. These were planted from sets last Autumn and I’m pretty sure it’s the first time that I’ve planted before Spring. They filled out the beds and gave form from the start of the growing season.
The potatoes leafed up relatively early too so within weeks the allotment looked as if it meant business. Broad beans have started to grow strongly after a faltering start and are covered in flowers with the first substantial crop this week.
The garlic is small but good enough ( 2 rows were lost to rust).
And the courgettes have produced their dramatic flowers in the last two weeks …
I picked a small vase of Iceberg roses for a moment of calm and tranquility.