Owning an Allotment

Club member Anne has been really busy during lockdown and worked hard on her allotment.  She recently sent us these fantastic photos of her allotment.

Stansted Parish Council established the Elms Farm allotments in January 2019 and Anne tells us that plot holders spent much of last year clearing ground and experimenting.

"The majority of us were complete novices with fruit and vegetables. It's quite a windy exposed site so everything from sheds to plants needed to be well secured (as some of us found out the painful way!). We have three water troughs on site to supplement our own water butt supplies and these have been a great bonus over the recent warm weather.

There is a great community spirit and folk are all willing to share tips and seedlings. Our allotment is at the top of the site adjacent to grazing land for horses and recently sheep and lambs so it's been an added bonus to have company whilst up there pottering.

We have tried to plan our plot so that we enjoy something home grown for as many months of the year as possible.

This year we have potatoes, beetroot, parsnips, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower, broad beans, runner beans, peas, squash, rhubarb and courgette not to mention raspberries, blackcurrants and strawberries! We think that should keep us going!

I'm currently experimenting with melons in the garden at home! "

Thank you Anne, we look forward to seeing the results!

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