A late summers day brought out all the faithful attendees to the plot plus a few newbies to join in the fun. We were greeted with the beginnings of autumn tinging the leaves of our still producing glorious grapevine.
We quickly realised there were still plenty of fruits on our crab apple tree after the first pickings last time, so Fiona, Sarah and Helen got to work harvesting the higher up crabs for more home made vitamin c packed jams and jellies.
Meanwhile Duncan and Kamil unloaded a load of donated top soil into to our Hugelkulture raised beds in the children’s plot ready for planting up next time with lots of perennial herbs, all over-seen by chief fore-man Nella.
No words are available for the lunch only pictures could get close to describing our lovely pot luck delights. So feast your eyes on this lot:
We have wonderful neighbours at the allotment and one of them Steve came bearing carrots which we readily and thankfully received.
We have potted up a great number of strawberry plants which we are nurturing on in the greenhouse which will be on sale at St laurence orchard Apple day on the 7th October.
The warmer weather after the rain brought out our friends the Slow worms, which delighted the children no end. We were pleased to have been joined by Claire of Conscious kitchen Southend who we were excited to talk with about Southend food network, Ayurvedic cooking classes with Sarah, and diet as medicine with Dr Helen.
We will be at the aforementioned Apple Day at st Lawrence’s Orchard on the next open day so please come and visit us there and sample the yummies we have prepared. The next plot day is Sat the 14th October all welcome, no matter the weather.
Peace and Love