The Allotment Wife

Summer veg planting


Today, K took half a bed of daffodils out and we’ve planted beetroot in their place – striped ones which don’t stain red (hurrah!). We’re waiting for the golden beetroot (which also doesn’t stain) to arrive, but it’s not here yet. In another cleared bed, I’ve put the five yakons (Peruvian Ground Apple) we saved from last year, and also three courgettes which arrived as super-plug plants this morning. Yes, that’s only 8 plants in one large bed, but they’re enormous when they get going, and last year I had to move them twice to make space, so I don’t want to be caught out again.

Meanwhile, the asparagus have gone mad while we’ve been away on the Isle of Wight (a jolly nice holiday it was too!), and also the rhubarb has grown – enough for a rhubarb crumble for lunch tomorrow, I think.

In flower news, the alliums are now out and the lupins are doing very well, so have picked those today. Lupins do look a bit odd in the vase but I’ve done my best, LOL. I’ve also put slug-doom down on everything I can think of and bug-sprayed the lilies and the lupins so hopefully all manner of thing shall be well.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Anne Brooke Books

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).

3 thoughts on “Summer veg planting

  1. Wow, you guys have done a lot!
    I love beetroot! Stain-free beetroot sounds awesome.
    I also like lupins – because of their unusual look.

    Glad to hear you had a nice time on the Isle Of Wight. We’ve been there many times, and we always go back. My husband’s obsessed with the steam trains and the botanical gardens. I just love the sound of the sea…

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