Posted: 25/01/2013 at 14:21
Its my third allotment year this year. First year was alot of clearing, prep and bunging stuff in. Last year was well planned but the weather put pay to alot so this is the year!
I have done a planting plan of the successional crops and where they are going to be grown.
Lots more peas this year (very successful last year, just not enough of them), purple sprouting (planted last year), tenderstem broccoli (very successful last year), runner beans (growing less than last year), one strawberry bed in its second year, one in its first, sweetcorn (not that successful last year, want to give it another go), lots of salad crops (in the allotment and at home in the garden), carrots (very unsuccessful last year), french beans, cucumbers (only got two last year, too wet I think), mooli, radish, salad onions, potatoes (lots of varieties), sweet potatoes (trying for the first time), courgettes (long and round varieties), I have also just taken delivery of some early, mid and late raspberry canes. Lots of leeks currently in at the moment too.
In addition to fruit and veg, a couple of beds will be put aside for wildflowers (wildflower seed mixes) and cut flowers (sunflowers, sweet peas - which were so successful last year etc).
I was quite strict by only choosing crops that we really love to eat (plus a couple, such as Mooli, which we havent tried before). Friends and neighbours are really happy however to eat any gluts.