We had an evening session which included a cook-out and social time.
Last year amongst other things, we grew potatoes, rocket, garlic, broad beans and harvested strawberries, raspberries, tons of plums and one fig! We also grew sunflowers and some bedding plants to replenish those in the tubs outside the cafe, and the surplus were sold in the cafe.
This year we have reclaimed a larger area and are growing potatoes, garlic, lettuces, parsnips, cabbage, broccoli, runner beans, carrots and onions. We have a few tomato and courgette plants.We have already harvested rhubarb, lettuce, blackcurrants and strawberries for use in the cafe and recently replaced the plants in the tubs again.We have been able to put some paving slabs beside the blackberries so that those of us with mobility issues can more easily pick the fruit.
We were also pleased to have been able to allow Space Inclusive to use an area of the allotment as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award studies. Also Bennerley Fields School have used an area of the allotment as part of their curriculum.