I just thought I’d write a small post: a) because it’s been a while; and b) to offer an update on how the museum’s allotment is faring.
In between my ongoing work cataloguing the Alan Brindle aquatic insects (am now on caddisflies btw; sometimes involving picking out larvae and pupae from their protective cases!) I’ve continued helping out with the museum’s allotment.
It’s been an interesting growing season weather-wise to say the least, but the allotment has managed to remain looking verdant and healthy throughout. However, it hasn’t been a bumper season for crops; except for the dwarf beans I collected on Friday (see above), which offered a great return from the three small plants we have growing.
I’ve really enjoyed working on the allotment this year, and though the rewards in terms of produce haven’t been huge, it’s been very rewarding and great to hear the overwhelmingly positive responses of visitors to our endeavours.