The Allotment Wife


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An asparagus miracle

Great excitement on the allotment this week as finally (finally!!) the asparagus is starting to grow!

Asparagus

You can just about see the little stems poking their heads above the ground – honestly, I got really choked up when I saw them. I love asparagus, so maybe there’ll be a crop after all. Anyway, the allotment itself is looking grand in the sunshine:

Allotment

And the astilbe, lilies, sweet williams and tulips are looking gorgeous:

Astilbe Lilies Sweet Williams Tulips 6

The tulips have now been harvested and put in vases at home. I do so love having flowers in the house, and it’s even more special when I’ve grown them myself:

Tulips in vase 1 Tulips in vase 2

On the veggie front, K has put up some bean poles, and planted some carrots and lettuce (as well as more potatoes):

Bean poles Carrots Lettuce

Meanwhile, the onions, rhubarb and spinach are looking good:

Onions Rhubarb 2 Spinach

As usual, I did a hoe round, and hand-weeded the soft fruit area, while K watered everything as the soil is rather dry at the moment. I also planted some dahlias I discovered when I was clearing out the kitchen – we’d completely forgotten we had them so that was a nice surprise!

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