Current death toll


I went to the allotment today. God, it was depressing...

out of 7 courgettes, 5 are still going, although a couple of them are looking shady. The squashes- all my specialities are now dead, ditto the butternuts. A couple of honeybears are holding on- just- and a few pumpkins, but over half are dead too

The runner beans are gone, the borlottis are mostly munched, the last cabbages and sprouts have popped their clogs now. The French beans never germinated at all, just rotted in situ.


And its all such a mess too, weeds everywhere, am beginnig to think I can't manage the second allotment after all.

The corn is hanging in there though, only a couple have died, the rest aren't actually growing but they aren't dying. And the sunflowers are Ok. I don't think they are an eating variety lol so no seeds, but hey! Spuds also doing well. So will have potatoes and corn at least. I have broccoli at home to plant out there, and leeks, but it's going to be a much leaner harvest than last year I have to say :(

Oops, forgot to say, it's mid June now, I'm going to give it one last shot, I'm off to B and Q tomorrow, to buy veg plants (at stupid prices no doubt!) for the gaps. Pesky British weather!!!

Oh bless ya x I've got 4 tomato plants left, the cherry plants are truely knackered, and well the strawberries I can't


Fingers crossed the new plants take hold, our greenhouse is looking so wether-beaten, and so many plants have been demolished by bugs, I've lost the will a little bit.

It's been a year of it so far hasn't it?

Oh well, come September we'll no doubt be drowning in gluts of SOMEthing. I think I will have corn, I should, I planted three kinds!

Anyone locally with rabbit would be greatfull of the sunflower heads when you have done with, take a few seeds for next year and pass the rest of the seeds fromt he head on, as the bunnies do love those sunflower seeds
 Hope all the rest of the allotments stays ok

I daren't write this but our allotment is thriving.We don't seem to have had great extremes of weather but plenty of sunny weather with enough rain so I haven't had to water.

Our best, so far this year, have been our carrotts. We've had problems every year so this year we have planted them in big tubs and the results have been amazing.

I don't want to jinx myself but the strawberrys are blooming, the sunflowers are getting huge, the sweetcorn is getting there and the onions are growing as well - now watch it go downhill! x