Tales from the Veg Patch
...........health from the Outside In!
When we are not in the shop we are often found elbow deep in plant beds – at home in the garden, in the local area or at the allotment! Several of our team and many of our customers grow their own veggies at home, and we also have a team allotment at Park Lane allotments. Here are some of our Tales from the Veg Patch!
My parents over in Kent are now in week 12 of completely shielding lockdown. Each of us kids have popped by for a distant wave and chat as often as we can (which I hope has cheered them up) but much of their joy has come from their garden. A well established courtyard style garden
Everything has exploded into life, with our wild flower beds now a carpet of green. The nettles, mint and grasses have shot up to knee height overnight and are completely full of butterflies! So many creatures today including damsel flies, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, midges and these little guys swimming about in the very new pond
Whether mashed, fried, roasted, chipped or sautéed I am a HUGE fan of potatoes. Today I have planted some new potatoes in the hope I will reap a huge pile of delicious chips later this summer. These new potatoes had been forgotten about at the back of our fridge, and as you can see have
We adore seeing the local wildlife and have taken to recording our local spots whilst at the allotment and on hill walks around Reigate. This little frog was enjoying Priory Park and this tiny slug and massive snail were enjoying some fresh air at the allotment. The bluebells this year have been phenomenal and all
Work started last weekend with a big tidy up. Having been a little neglectful over the last few months our allotment resembled something of a wild meadow (which of course is lovely for the birds and bugs!) however our neighbours were growing tired of the local fauna being attracted in to eat their veggies. So,