Friday, 26 March 2010
Our allotment - home grown fruit and veg
In 2009 myself and my boyfriend bought our first allotment. The idea behind it is, not only do we want all our veg to be home grown and organic we would like all our fruit to be as well, we plan to use all of our fresh fruit in my cakes. I am so excited to be able to say that all the fruit and jam I use, I have actually grown myself!
Believe me we are no experts and it is very hard to manage when you are busy like we are, but we just get down there whenever we have the chance and its so lovely watching things grow; I have to be honest I am very impatient and want to see things growing immediately but what can you do! So far we have strawberries and raspberries, we did see some crop last year but not much, so this year we will have LOADS! We also have the pick of the blackberries, damsons, plums and apples on the nearby bushes and trees, happy days!
It is funny having an allotment as you have to follow certain rules and I have noticed there is definitely a bit of shed envy going on amongst the men.. men and their sheds! Personally I just like to go there and relax as things at home get quite hectic as I work there, so it is blissful to get away and get a bit of good old fashioned hoeing done!
This year we have planted lots of veg and we hope to see some English roses too, which will be lovely with vintage vases in the centre of an afternoon tea party.
I will be writing regular blog posts detailing the progress of the Vintage and Cake allotment so watch this space for fresh strawberries, raspberries, roses and veg galore!
Posted by Julie Cliff at 09:51