Haslingfield Allotments 2012 – from drought to deluge!

What a year! Until March it was bone dry and my parsnip seed would not germinate. From then on heavy continuous rain until  the end of July. The plots have all been flooded and the tenants have been walking round shaking there heads. Has there ever been a year like it?

My potato crop has been very poor and my tomatos all sucumbed to blight. The pumpkins and squashes are only now in late August showing signs of life – so cold and wet it has been.

On the plus side I have managed to grow some turnips, beetroot and carrots. My broad beans have been good and so too the runner beans. Earlier on the asparagus did well and the soft fruit have come through – apart from the strawberries which were very poor. The Autumn cropping raspberries are looking good.

So it’s a question of getting on with things and preparing the allotment for next year and try again! How has it been for you? Leave a comment!

About jonathanspain

My blog reflects my interests in local history in South Cambridgeshire, growing your own food, and walking in the district and elsewhere
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One Response to Haslingfield Allotments 2012 – from drought to deluge!

  1. Darshan says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    Great blog 🙂 I was wondering what the best way to contact you was please? May have something about the outdoors which will interest you perhaps. Thanks and look forward to speaking soon.


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