It looks like the allotment is bursting with strawberries this year! Top Tip: to hold back spoiling, don't wash them with water until just before you're ready to eat them.
Our first harvest of asparagus looks like we might be in for a bumper crop!
Andy's forced rhubarb has to be the best I've ever seen. For exceptional flavour, this method is well worth a try (next year) as soon as the plant starts growing.
Jan & Julie have given up their first plot. For 13 years it's been a true labour of love Jan and Julie converted an overgrown mess into the best plot in the allotment. Many congratulations to both of them and long may they continue with their other plot. Here's...
Last chillies picked now the frosts have begun. We freeze chillies in ice cube trays for cooking and string the dried ones for ornamental purposes.
Simon's honey is a great success. You can get it at 1 Calbresi Deli Caffe, Coulsdon. If you haven't already tried it, this is truly delicious!
Smitham allotments were again successful at the Coulsdon & District Horticultural Association's Autumn Show. Eddie Nash took the trophy for fruit and Ann Shore the trophy for vegetables. Congratulations also to Barbara Broggio for best newcomer and Aniko and Colin...
Pond in the allotments with frogspawn and toadspawn. Let's hope they develop into the slug and snail eating machines we need!
A good time was had by all at the 2017 allotment BBQ. Great food and drink, glorious weather and the Smitham Allotment community spirit combined to make it a perfect day. Our annual BBQ usually takes place on the first Sunday in July, but this year too many of us were...