Autumn on the allotment is the time to prepare for the coming season, enjoy all the colours of autumn, plant a few bulbs and pick any remaining fruit or veg still remaining from the last season.
I love this time of year when the leaves on the trees turn all the majestic colours of autumn and make a crispy carpet on the floor ready to kick up and crunch through.
About a month ago I was fortunate enough to secure a small plot of land to look after just a short distance from home. I thought I’d share a little glimpse of us hard at work this weekend, document our progress, the changing of the seasons and any pearls of wisdom I pick up along the way.
As a novice gardener I feel very lucky to have a small plot within a much larger space that is managed by way more experienced green-fingered wizards than myself, meaning I can quiz people for knowledge and pick up little hints and tips for what I should be doing at this time of year.
This weekend we tidied up the plot, pulled out any weeds, turned the soil to a spades depth, emptied one of the compost bins and added the fresh compost to the raised beds.
Whilst turning the soil we discovered some mystery bulbs so we re-planted them in the ground so only time will tell what they are, we suspect onions but really don’t have much of a clue!
Before we left we picked some of the remaining apples still dangling from the trees in the orchard, which I shall be using to make this years Christmas chutney.
Hope you enjoyed seeing a little glimpse of life on the allotment.
“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” -Jules Renard