Category Archives: allotment
We collected the baby Sweetcorn plants which I have grown in the poly tunnel and have brought them home to grow in one of our raised beds in the garden. I’ve replaced them with tiny Kalette plants for planting out later at the lottie when they have had the poly tunnel warmth and done some more growing.
A lovely time was had by all at the allotment this afternoon where we had a fascinating talk about pollinators followed by the planting of a small Crab Apple, just beginning to blossom, in memory of a dear allotmenteer, former secretary and organiser extraordinaire, whom we lost last year. In the background is our current chairperson, cracking open the bubbly to toast E.
Last week LiveWire No 2 came to the allotment with us, April 12th, and planted the courgette seeds in the poly tunnel. Today, some of the Shooting Stars are up already.
LiveWire No 4 arrives tomorrow (as do 5 and 6!) and it was just her birthday so this afternoon, LiveWire No 3 and I have baked a Chocolate Fudge cake to be the birthday cake.
Born on this day in New Jersey in 1898, Paul Robeson was a singer, actor and activist who used his platform to speak up for justice.
Over the years, he lent his support for a variety of movements: from the Republican cause in Civil War Spain to the American Civil Rights Movement. I grew up listening to his singing and have written about him here before.This quotation seems very apt for the moment.