Reap What You Sow

onionMonths of hard labour…sowing the seeds, transplanting the seedlings, keeping everything watered, fending off slugs and other allotment foes…..until at last……the harvest commences and the allotment kicks back a gear, delighting on the fruits of the season.  Well, supposedly anyway.

These last couple of weeks allotment folk have been busy using the harvest to our own advantage.  On Saturday there was a growing workshop where participants learned about what can be harvested at this time of year and what they can be getting on with.  Yesterday we had a “Mad Hatters” tea party for the little diggers where we made jam and nibbled on the peas in celebration of a few month’s labour.  And THEN next week we’ll be starting work on our very own shop where we can sell our produce in exchange for a donation.

No resting on laurels going on round here it would seem.

If you just can’t wait for a taste of the fruits of our labour then why not come to next week’s Moss Side Market on Saturday 1st August in Whitworth Park where we’ll have tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, chard… name but a few.


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