Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Lily and Neil's Allotment

Over the past month or so we have benefited from the produce Lily and Neil grow in their allotment (all the spinach for the spinach recipes I've cooked!) but I had still not seen it until this weekend.

I was so impressed! It is so orderly and there are so many different varieties of vegetables growing there. Red Onions, White Onions, Spinach, Lettuce, Green Beans, Carrots, Courgettes, Strawberries, Apples, Charlotte Potatoes and so many more!!

I think it is such a good hobby and really economic at the moment with all the food prices shooting up! They were originally started around war time to produce vegetables. Lily is keen to put Nathan and I's names down on the list as the land is owned by the council and you just rent it- I don't know if we'd have any time... a lot of the people who have them are already retired.. but the waiting list is 5-7 years so you never know we may be allotment owners one day!!

Neil's green beans (below) are doing really well as are the Charlotte Potatoes that he planted(in the foreground of the above picture) ... we had some in a Potato salad with our BBQ- gorgeous!!

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