We continue our effort for more allotments in the borough. I was particularly pleased with the news that the may be expansion on the Town Lane site. Soil samples have been sent away and we are awaiting results which are due soon.
In the meantime a little photo of two heads of garlic grown by me on the Birkdale Irrigation site. It is that time of year when plot holders have lots of crops /surpluses to give away. Garlic is a very easy crop to grow and with so many varieties suited to the English climate now available it is well worth putting in a row. I usually plant in the autumn and get my supplies from the Isle of Wight Garlic farm-there are frequently special offers in Kitchen Garden Magazine and the like. These two found their way in the the pot along with a shoulder of lamb, some veg and a bottle of red wine and shoved in a low oven (160) for 5 hours.