superior picture to the one I posted yesterday. I am very impressed by the variety of crops they he and Beth are growing-and it is certainly brave to be growing carrots without them being covered up. I can only conclude that Ainsdale does not suffer from the ravages of the carrot fly in they way that the rest of the town does. Here is Roys mail:
'Just read today's blog and the story on your beans(painted lady) and yes
I agree with your daughter the photos from your phone are lousy !
I am attaching one that I took the other week from our little allotment
(at home ) this was Beth's idea but I have been drawn into it , we have
been going for a few years now and getting better all the time ( thanks
to advice from Dave Sumner and Pat) . We normally grow Potatoes , runner
beans , onions, carrots , cabbage if we can find the space, and this
year some leeks . Its very rewarding , and its amazing what crop you can
get from a small patch of land.'
We should add that the Southport Flower Show has a 'Grow Your Own' section including a demonstration allotment.