The Allotment Wife

Perpetual spinach and a cucumber gift

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Missed my usual Thursday afternoon session at the allotment as I’ve not been well this week. However, things are much improved today, so K and I spent an hour at the allotment this afternoon, weeding and watering stuff.

Nice to see a few nasturtium seedlings making their way above ground, and the sunflowers have more blooms on them too. Plus the beans and lettuces look pretty good, I’m happy to report – though there are of course one or two casualties here and there.

K has also removed the fleece from the cabbages and put wire netting up instead – which certainly makes watering less of a challenge. Still, some of the cabbages are getting eaten so we must bring the bug spray next time we go.

It was also a pleasure to meet another of our allotment neighbours who very kindly donated a spare cucumber to my small harvest of left-over perpetual spinach – which was much appreciated! By the way, I can see why it’s called perpetual spinach – it’s the gift that keeps on giving for sure.

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK
The Gathandrian Fantasy Trilogy

Author: annebrooke

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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