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plantclub40. Morning sunrise! We’ve been away for a while but we are back ready to

Morning sunrise! We’ve been away for a while but we are back ready to get updated on the allotment!

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plantclub40. Have been away for the past few weeks so no posts! Note to self don’t

Have been away for the past few weeks so no posts! Note to self don’t plant gourds next year! I have hundreds and no way to use them!

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plantclub40. The local black squirrels have been at my sunflowers!!

The local black squirrels have been at my sunflowers!!

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plantclub40. I have been away for the last week on work! Came home to find the grap

I have been away for the last week on work! Came home to find the grapes in the greenhouse are ripe! So sweet, seeds and all!!

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plantclub40. Homemade x homegrown  cabbage, courgette and turmeric sauerkraut! 1.5%

Homemade x homegrown cabbage, courgette and turmeric sauerkraut! 1.5% salt.

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plantclub40. The tomatoes are still producing strong! Even if the leaves are all dy

The tomatoes are still producing strong! Even if the leaves are all dying... autumn is coming! 🍂

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plantclub40. A yellow and black Ladybird ( Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata) on a mild

A yellow and black Ladybird ( Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata) on a mildew covered courgette plant which makes sense as apparently they feed on mildew. This species measures 3mm-4mm and is yellow or black with 20-22 black spots. The pronotum has five discrete black spots.

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plantclub40. The wild blackberries are still going strong! Straight in the crumble!

The wild blackberries are still going strong! Straight in the crumble!

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plantclub40. The bushes are filled with sloes right now! That means one thing... SL

The bushes are filled with sloes right now! That means one thing... SLOE GIN! Time to get tipsy!

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plantclub40. The bumble bees still loving the sunflowers! The sunflowers still have

The bumble bees still loving the sunflowers! The sunflowers still have loads of heads yet to open!

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plantclub40. The runner beans are growing strong this year! I have never really lik

The runner beans are growing strong this year! I have never really liked runner beans texturally, I love to par boil them and make them into a runner bean pesto with basil, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil!

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plantclub40. A few apples I picked at the weekend. I chopped these up with 10 plums

A few apples I picked at the weekend. I chopped these up with 10 plums and stewed them down with a bit of water, no sugar needed. I have been having the compote on my porridge in the morning, so good!!

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plantclub40. Tomatoes are still going strong! These went into smoked hummus and fal

Tomatoes are still going strong! These went into smoked hummus and falafel wraps with pickled red onions!

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plantclub40. Been travelling in Japan for the last week so have been struggling to

Been travelling in Japan for the last week so have been struggling to post! Felt good to get back on the allotment this morning in the sun and pick some produce for tonight’s dinner!

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plantclub40. Oh gourd! What to do with all these gourds...

Oh gourd! What to do with all these gourds...

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plantclub40. So many varieties of dahlias to grow next year! When we first started

So many varieties of dahlias to grow next year! When we first started the allotment we didn’t realise the importance of flowers on the plot! Now we can’t get enough!

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plantclub40. Wondering when/if these gourds will ever become edible! Not sure when

Wondering when/if these gourds will ever become edible! Not sure when to pick? Can anyone help?

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plantclub40. More dahlias for your timeline!

More dahlias for your timeline!

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