10th June ’22

Broad beans! The plants are dripping with them!

Nom nom nom

The harsh cutting back and removal of suckers does seem to be working with the toms so I’ll be doing that again next year 🙂


The Borlotti beans – or Polish Climbing beans are aptly named! This is three days of climbing.

Borlotti beans
Like a rat up a…

Overdue a couple of overview shots of the main beds.

Potato bed
50 odd seed spuds. Potatoes for days (months)
Much brassica
Much brassica

Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, Pak Choi, Kale, Spinach and further down, there are twelve sweetcorn. Couple of rows are seeded with cabbage for the winter (January King 3). Also, weeds.

8th June ’22

So the beans love the strings it seems!

I didn’t tease them round at all! Promise!

Generally the polytunnel is going great.

Photos don’t do it justice at all.

The new bath doesn’t appear to leak which is generally good in a pond…

Bath needs a bath

6th June ’22

Ooops. When I was last at the allotment I noticed the broad bean in the outdoor bed was getting crushed by its bird net. So I took it off, thinking the plants would be strong enough without. Damn, got that wrong. The pigeons have devoured the Purple Sprouting Broccoli that we got from someone’s front wall. Sadge. They completely ignored everything else but I covered it back up anyway.


Also a bit of a lightbulb moment. The peas weren’t going well , weren’t getting much more than a couple of inches tall. I now realise that’s because that’s when the pigeons could reach and eat the tips… D’oh.

Need to sort both asap… It’s all learning 😀

4th June ’22

Productive day!

Planted 6 new corn seedlings with the others. Sowed some radish, beetroot and a few (four :D) carrot seeds in the unused bit by the peas – which aren’t doing well 🙁

Did some solid weeding in one of the main strips, and sowed two rows of Cabbage (January King 3). Left room for another row to go in at the end of the month.