The Allotment Wife

The Winter Allotment

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In today’s gorgeous light, I really do think the allotment looks stunning, if bleak:

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However, even in the midst of this, the first signs of the spring to come are here already (hurrah!) and the January daffodils we planted in October are beginning to sprout:

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Honestly, it’s such a sign of hope that I really got quite emotional about these! Anyway, not much else to do around the allotment – especially as the hard frost this morning means no hoeing though all the weeds are probably dead, LOL – so we got on with composting stuff from our garden. Here is the compost before it – um – composts:

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And here is the totally amazingly rich finished compost which we – yes, you guessed it! – did earlier!

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Meanwhile, the Brussels sprouts are growing apace:

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And we have even had our first sprouts harvest, alongside the winter lettuce and leeks, well gosh!

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I love sprouts so much and am ridiculously excited about this too. What a day!

Have a fabulous Sunday

Anne Brooke Books

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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).

4 thoughts on “The Winter Allotment

  1. Not much gardening to do in winter…

    I love sprouts too. If my husban weren’t a sprouts hater, we’d be having them all the time.

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  2. Chips, Mrs SB? Surely they’re a vegetable!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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