Saturday, 19 March 2016

It's Spring again!

 We grow good daffs!
Thank you David for all your hard work in preparing the allotment for us.
 The soil will soon be warm enough to start sowing and meanwhile the beans, onions, shallots and garlic are growing away.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Making the most of the mild weather

It was unseasonably warm for mid-November as we weeded, planted and admired the wonderful views of Leeds.
 Our leeks

We were excited to see that the broad beans sown four weeks ago are already 2 – 3” high.  Let’s hope the pigeons leave them alone.

We planted up onion sets, Senshyu white and Electric red, shallots Jermor and garlic Germidour.  In fact, the very ingredients for Yorkshire More’s Three Onion Chutney!
November is a good month to plant garlic.  If you fancy growing your own, the cloves can be planted in seed trays or modules, kept out of the frost and planted out in the Spring. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Broad beans sown for early crop

Our first sowing for over winter.  The letter B does not stand for Beans; our beds are labelled alphabetically!

We're still digging out our potatoes to take to the kitchens of the Rainbow Houses.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Summer Snaps

 Nasturtium: What's it called? Alaska!

 The bees are loving the lavender

 Runner beans coming along


 Potatoes ready to harvest

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Productive patch

It's now mid-July and we have produced quite a bit of food for the Rainbow Houses
 Newly planted leeks in front of a crop of potatoes

 Broad beans continue ...

 The pigeons didn't get all the runner beans


 Red and white onions

 Perpetual spinach just sown

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Rainbow Allotment Project Garden Party

On Sunday 28th June, we held a traditional garden party to raise awareness and funds for our allotment.

We were very fortunate in that Angela and Sefton Copitch generously offered us their beautiful garden, we were blessed with good weather and received a huge amount of support from friends and fellow gardeners which created that party atmosphere.
We are delighted to report that our garden party was both a financial and social success.  Very many thanks to all involved. 

Watch this space to see how we develop the project with the proceeds.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Early harvest

We have harvested plentiful amounts of broad beans, red and white onions, shallots, strawberries and rhubarb today.