Fishnets and tea cakes at Lesmahagow allotments
Autumnal goings on
-by Bob Jarvie, Chairman of the Lesmahagow Allotment Working Group. Autumn 2016.
Well as we are looking at harvesting there is also some time to reflect of the efforts this year.
We will see by the following pictures that it’s been bountiful despite what would have been considered a poor summer.
There’s such a variety of produce and diversity of growing techniques. In much the same ways as is the variety of our people. One enterprising Lady has even been using her mothers old fish net tights to support her pumpkins.
There has been an increase in the number of allotments taken up (3No) that’s been encouraging and again a diversity of peoples and their respective back grounds.
It’s been interesting sampling the various varieties plants in peoples plots (purely research of course). Volunteers from Clydesdale Community Initiative made a big difference in weeding our paths. Possible spurred on by Tunnocks tea cakes and snow balls.
We are now heavily into the harvest and run down for the winter phase although this will be over the next month or some. I sure we shall still have “The Man from Delmonty, Brocketsbrae Pete, Terry and June” and the rest of the characters next year.