Guest Blog: Allotment visit

Saffron flower“30 people visited the Priory Rd allotments this afternoon, and came full of interest and questions. Some were “experienced allotmenteers” whilst others were just starting off.

The highlight was the experiment for the year which is to grow saffron, a herb obtained from a special crocus that flowers in November. The first flower had appeared this morning- in honour of the occasion?

There is clearly a growing interest in producing your own food from quality, cost and freshness aspects although the amount of work involved needs to be better understood before making the committment.”

Thanks to Mike de Lara for the words. Mike very kindly also presented visitors to the allotments with a handy take-home guide to crops in season, which is available to download from here.

(Saffron flower image is a stock photo for reference only.)

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