Here are my allotment journal pages for July. There wasn’t quite so much to illustrate for last month, partly because there isn’t as much to do as in the previous months, but also the plot got a bit neglected by us, as we had less time to get ourselves down there. By July most of the crops have been planted out (all of them in our case) and then it’s a job of keeping everything ticking over, controlling the weeds, and harvesting lots of lovely produce. Lots and lots of courgettes! My garlic isn’t quite as pink as it is in my picture (bit of artistic license there) as you can see below, but I did manage to produce 4 plaits and filled a basket with the hardback and elephant garlic.
A more detailed plot update is on the cards when I have more time, but for now, here’s proof (before and after shots) that we worked our socks off on Sunday to bring a slightly neglected plot back into some semblance of order. It might be a couple of weeks before we make it back again, so it’ll probably be back to looking like picture 1 again by then.
I can’t quite believe we’re into August now already. I have my fingers firmly crossed that the tomatoes ripen this month and we don’t get blight. Here’s hoping I can illustrate some lovely red tomatoes in this months pages.