Dave’s purple sprouting

September 4, 2009 at 6:59 am 2 comments

Dave's purple sproutingA tray of seedlings carefully tended and ready for transplanting is a welcome gift to a gardener without a greenhouse or windowsills.  Dave has two greenhouses at home, 2.5 plots at the allotment, lots of experience and a very generous heart.  Walking past Dave’s plot on my way home I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve stopped for a chat and been offered exactly what I’d made a mental note of getting for next time or had left too late to sow.  I have Dave to thank for several of the vegetables* in my garden and with people like him generously sharing plants, tips and encouragement it’s no wonder there’s a long waiting list for plots.  Purple sprouting

Purple sprouting transplanted

* other donations from Dave this year; kohl rabi, cabbages, onion sets, valour potatoes, kale


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  • 1. mangocheeks  |  September 4, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    This is what makes an allotment lovely, lovely neighbours.
    Also for one minute, just one minute, I thought Dave was already harvesting purple sprouting broccoli, like me for some strange reason this year, then I noticed it was some seedlings. Oh well, I do hope they grow to reward you when they are mean’t to.

  • 2. farewell corner plot | Nip it in the bud  |  March 9, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    […] tea and biscuits with my neighbours Pat and Robin for the first time since having E.  I chatted to Dave who offered me a ready prepared patch of soil if I wanted to sow some seeds with E.  And […]


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