Allotment session 17.7.13 008I couldn’t believe my eyes today when I got to the allotment and discovered the sun flowers in full bloom beaming at me as I made my entrance up the path. They truly are gorgeous and I felt instant joy upon seeing them.  I was equally delighted when when I spotted the pumpkins, which seem to have grown up so quickly.. they are shiny and green and absolutely gorgeous!

Although the group withered a little in the heat today, all showed super motivation and delight at seeing their efforts turn into growing edibles.. we’ve already started discussing the autumn harvest!

Our triumph of the day is the lifting of our first lettuce.. the seeds were very generously donated by Tim Palmer of Palmer Permaculture. All the lettuces grown will be shared at the Welcome Centre and hopefully this first one will be included in the lunch tomorrow!

Until next week.. happy gardening!