The Allotment
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The Allotment: April Edition


As I mentioned in a previous post, this household is blessed with an allotment owner. I will openly admit in case my mother is reading this that it is only on a very rare and special occasion that I’ll actually show my face there, but I am always more than happy to take advantage of its produce.

What’s in season this month
If something is in season during April, you’ve got much better chances of finding it UK grown from the supermarket, so if you’re conscious of food miles look out for these:

  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Lettuce (just barely)
  • New Potatoes
  • Pak Choi
  • Pepper
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Spring Greens
  • Watercress

What’s growing on the plot this month

An abundance of herbs, an immeasurable amount of green things, and one of my all time favourite things to ever grow in the ground, rhubarb.



This afternoon armfuls of delicious organic goods were brought home along with our tired but still somehow manically hyperactive Border Terrier, Molly. The rhubarb has already been stewed, the herbs will be chopped for lunches or siphoned away for cocktails and the purple sprouted broccoli (seriously tasty) will happily find its way in to a few pasta dishes this week. Which just leaves the enormous glut of leeks..

I have never been a leek fan, they’re not my thing, I just don’t trust things that squeak when you eat them (apart from halloumi which I would trust with my life). So I’m hoping someone, somewhere has a recipe to make them bearable. If you do, please,ย pleaseย get in touch, I would love to try it out.

Thanks for reading x

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