The Allotment Wife

Brassica bed and the weed slaying cushion

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A morning working on the allotment today. At first, I did some gentle weeding and watering while K got on with tidying the outskirts of the plot and pulling up the larger weeds. We then planted out the penultimate couple of beds – one with nasturtium seeds (Milkmaid – which is a climber/trailer) and one with brassicas, including kale, cabbage and cauliflower. Hence the need for a polytunnel.

Brassica bed 1 Brassica bed 2 Brassica bed 3

Notice the lovely Weed Slaying Cushion (AKA a very handy kneeler) that my lovely friend L got me for my 50th birthday – thank you, L! Much appreciated. I fully intend to beat the weeds to death with it at every opportunity.

Oh and for the first time ever I actually used a peg and twine method for planting the nasturtium seeds, which I’ve not done before. It’s great – so much easier than me guessing on the straightness of the line! Will definitely do that again.

Before heading home for lunch, I also managed to dig up and de-weed most of the area around the shed, though I think I got rather too carried away and my shoulder now hurts, hey ho. I’ve put a job-lot of Deep Heat on it and will be rather more sensible next time …

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Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

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