1Sep

Allotment Updates

Cucumbers, Raspberries, Sweet Peas
Sunflowers
I’ve not been down for a couple of weeks, what with Worldcon and being on holiday, so today was pretty much about tidying up – weeding, strimming the grass and so on. Harvested a load of raspberries (these are most of them, but I ate the rest), as well as cucumbers (those weird-looking yellow things) and sweet peas. The next wave of sweetcorn is coming, as is the fennel, and the young leeks are settling in ready for winter. I was amazed to note how tall a couple of the sunflowers had grown.

Whilst there today I realised just how much I had missed it – there’s something reassuring about the slow nature of the allotment – but now it’s all about waiting for autumn, my favourite season.

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.