The kitchen garden has been a tad neglected since taking on my allotment, it’s looking a bit sorry and needs taming. February was a very wet month and being a mild winter the weeds have taken full advantage of my absence.
I’m currently claiming my kitchen garden back, bed by bed, spurred on by the current Covid-19 pandemic which has killed thousands of people worldwide. Fear of lockdowns has sent people into a panic, frenzy buying food and stripping shops bare. Here in Britain we have been told by our government to stay home, not to visit family or friends and only to leave our homes for essentials such as food. Exercise is permitted (visits to allotments at the moment are allowed) and we should practise social distancing staying 2 metres apart. Schools are closed, also businesses and shops that do not provide food or essentials ie hairdressers, clothes shops etc and social places such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and nightclubs are also closed. These measures are in place to slow the spread of coronavirus and to hopefully take the pressure off our precious NHS. I have never witnessed anything like it.
And who knows how this will all unfold in the weeks and months to come, tighter restrictions may be enforced. It’s a comfort knowing I can safely enjoy our garden smallholding and I have never been more grateful to love and live the lifestyle that I do, being able to grow seasonal food is a joy, and right now feels a necessity in this scary uncertain world.
Keep safe everyone x