This year (as always) the allotment seems to have been a lot of input with little return. The garden and polytunnel have been producing rhubarb and lettuces but the allotment hasn’t given back anything other than a few Purple Sprouting shoots and some Swiss Chard which were put in last year. However, today saw the start of the new seasons crops with the first of the strawberries. Why I’m surprised I don’t know, looking back over the past few years we get Strawberries this week, then the rest of the crops start to come through.
So here we are my share of the first of the strawberries with creme fraiche and a mug cake. Strawberries from the allotment are so much better than bought from the supermarket (even if the slugs have had a small share).
Over the last couple of years I’ve built up the number of plants so that now I’ve got three beds. However, the first bed has become extremely weed infested so at the end of this year it will be dug up and another bed will be created using runners from the plants.