The Allotment Wife

Another harvest


Gave the allotment a good weed today – nice to be back there after a brief health relapse mid-week. Think I’m about 85% there now on the wellness front, hurrah. We didn’t bother watering the allotment though as it’s supposed to be torrential rain tomorrow so there’s no point.

Everything appears to be doing well. We harvested some more of the everlasting spinach, the French beans and our first beetroot. Double hurrahs and put out the bunting! It’s not the biggest beetroot in the world but it’s obviously perfect. Plus K planted some more potatoes in the potato bed, so that’s all filled up now.

We also met another fellow allotmenteer who gave us some very helpful hints on dahlias. I love dahlias and they did very well in our garden last year, but not so well this season. Apparently the answer is lots of feeding and compost. Thank you, Michael, for those tips!

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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).

2 thoughts on “Another harvest

  1. Glad you are feeling better, Anne. Love your joy in your first perfect beet 🙂 My mom used to always grow dahlias when we grew up on the farm. So they no doubt received lots of cattle “compost”. She’d plant one row next to the barnyard and I remember that the cows liked to grab a few mouthfuls if they could reach the leaves (and maybe the flowers?) over the fence – so not poisonous apparently. I think I will make a note of dahlias and try some at our new back yard next spring. There are fences here for them to lean against. So thanks for the inspiration!

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