This season has seen a great deal of abundance up at Selsley allotments, with a succession of both fruit and vegetable crops being harvested every week. From courgettes, potatoes, chard and tomatoes to raspberries, apples and blackcurrants, volunteers have been able to take away full bags of fresh, healthy and organically grown produce. Best of all it was the fruit of their own labour!

The weather was kind in the spring, with lots of dry and warm weather giving seedlings a good start. The autumn has brought a change to some of the crops more associated with the colder months, with kale, huge leeks, onions, spuds, and winter salads now coming into their own. The first “Thrupp” parsnips have recently been dug and given the thumbs up by willing taste testers!

We always welcome new members to our little community. There’s always plenty to get involved with, and hot drinks from the open fire! We’ve recently erected a tarp over our tea break area, which has made a significant difference on those slightly soggy days.

Come along and check it out! We’re there each Monday from 9.30am to 1pm.

From Liam Thomas, our volunteer coordinator.

Find out more about our Selsley Community Growing Scheme and how to join us, here.