The sun was low and clear. It was cool but not cold. I tidied up a little, then gathered a few things. All around, the birds were singing.
Allotments offer far, far more than meets the eye. Yes vegetables and even flowers, but peace, quiet and an incredible store for nature. Many allotments are a last refuge for nature in an increasingly urban world.
Visit this site - they need support:
- an allotment site in Watford with over 100 years of history.
It struck me, that in the days before fridges, people would leave hardy veg like this kale and cabbage standing out during the winter to harvest as needed. It is no accident that there are at least three traditional dishes from Ireland/Northern Ireland with cabbage or kale as a main ingredient.