Bumper crops

Wow, it’s that busy, busy time of year again. The months are flying by! The weather has been fantastic which encourages all the wonderful crops on our allotment to produce more. It’s our 3rd year on our allotment and boy it’s hard work but very rewarding. I still love every minute, whether it’s hot, cold, sunny, wet or windy. We have a fantastic group of plot holders on our site, admittedly we are the smallest allotment site in this area, only 20 plots. Our site is a haven of peace and calm most of the time, we do have little issues to deal with, mostly the constant discussion about the use of weed-killers! I am totally against the use of weed killers or pesticides. Why would anyone what to destroy our environment and not to mention spray an area in which you want to grow edible foods. I’m sure every allotment site faces constant discussions that not everyone can agree on. We usually put these to the vote and thankfully reach an amicable conclusion. I would love to hear other people’s experinences of allotment life. I hope that you are all enjoying the wonderful weather and if you are on your allotments I hope it’s a place of peace and joy.

Sue x

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2 thoughts on “Bumper crops

  1. So if the consensus was that you would have to use weedkiller if that was generally agreed?

    I had an allotment for about six months but it was too far away from where I live and was too badly weed infested. There people choose how to get rid of the weeds, so some chose to spray, which meant of course everyone got a dose anyway.

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  2. Fortunately the majority of plot holders on our site voted in favour of a total ban on weed killers and pesticides. What a relief for me personally. I was prepared to vacate my plot if the vote had gone the other way. The debate still rumbles on, their are still a couple of plot holders that want the ban lifting. I’m sorry that you couldn’t continue with your plot. I know what you mean when you say you inherited a plot full of weeds. Ours was shoulder high with weeds, I spent my entire 6 wks holiday clearing it!
    Thank you for your comments
    Take care
    Sue 💜

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