The Allotment Wife

A Harvest of Leeks

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This morning, K and I have continued to mulch the soft fruit area and a couple more of the raised beds, though obviously there’s a lot more mulching to do! The trolley we bought during the week has proved very handy for transporting the compost bags and is foldable so we can keep it in the car easily.

Mulched soft fruit area 1 Mulched soft fruit area 2

Whilst there, we tried to harvest our last carrot but sadly someone else has got there first and it proved full of holes so we composted it instead. However, all was not lost, as we harvested the first of our leeks (hurrah!) and some more of the winter lettuce. The leeks smell amazing.

Leeks Winter lettuce

We’ve also had a rethink about having a greenhouse as it will mean going down to the allotment twice a day during the summer to open and shut the windows and we really don’t have the time – maybe when we retire, eh! Instead, we’ll probably put another raised bed in the space and use it for flowers as it’s in front of our planned seating area. K is also thinking about putting a cage round the whole soft fruit area so we can protect it from the birds, but that needs some more thinking.

And the tulips are poking their heads above the soil for definite now, which is great.

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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: www.annebrooke.com, www.gayreads.co.uk, www.biblicalfiction.co.uk and www.gathandria.com (for fantasy fiction).

2 thoughts on “A Harvest of Leeks

  1. Hi Anne, I know exactly what you mean about the greenhouse. Some of our plot holders have mini greenhouses at home and transfer the seedlings up when they are bigger. Love your blog, it is very interesting to read and the photographs really add to it.

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    • Many thanks! Yes, we’d have a greenhouse at home if we could but there’s not a lot of space and we’re reluctant to sacrifice either of the 2 raised beds we have in our small veggie patch. We do have a plastic greenhouse near the garage wall but it’s not proved very successful as yet. We tried to grow melons last year (I really want to grow melons!) but they didn’t pollinate though the foliage was good. We might try again this year but will have to see :))

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