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Hello from Dry Arch Growers! A local co-operative community allotment in Bathampton.

This is an experiment to see what it might be like to have a profile on here, hoping other people, and other growers might be interested in seeing what we're up to.

Let us know if there is any other kind of content you'd enjoy seeing πŸ˜ƒ πŸ† πŸ… 🌿 πŸ₯•

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A great crop of sweet potatoes came up yesterday, not normally so well suited for growing in the UK.

Also, a newly tidied up path, a polytunnel full of happy food growing, and the mustard green manure starting to do it's thing (fall over...).

I accidentality stuck my fork through a water pipe whilst doing the path, so had to fix that, fortunately we had all the bits on hand.

... and a nice bed cleared, garlic planted out, some tidying of the spaces, and some beans for drying yet to be picked.

Hope you're enjoying your autumn!

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A nice crossover season, some squashes drying off, they keep really well... and then some new plants just starting, broad beans, and za chi, and some salad leaves.

Apple Day coming up next Saturday (22nd October)! 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏

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Happy member with their basket to take home, I love the care and attention people give to their produce layout...

Collecting comfry to put in a green wheely bit, which will turn into food for the tomato plants next year...

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Picture updates... not just veg, also pretty flowers... drying beans... sprouts arrived when I was away! ... and the raspberries keep on giving (I notice how much longer they are going than the blackberries)

... some beans for seeds (or drying to eat? not sure), planted a bed of za chi (how to spell?) which is a great early spring vegetable - one of the first things to have a bit of substance....

... and mustard as a green manure (hoping it doesn't germinate/pollinate/seed/whatever)...

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Snippets from today: people selecting some produce to take home, nice orange pumpkin-y squash things (what a lovely colour!), and some artistic onion shot πŸ§…

... and a little window into some of our organising systems.

Most things are shared in an "organic" way, but onions are counted and rationed out, with a sheet of paper to mark off how many we've each taken so far.

And here's our current growing plan. We rotate things round each time, and try some experiments here and there.

We're going to trial a bed for the first time (too good to be true?).

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β˜€οΈ Getting to the end of some of the summer abundance now.... enjoying it still while it lasts...

... those potatoes gave us some laughs with their shapes.

And some people photos! Digging and sorting potatoes before the rains come and make them all wet again.

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Some of the latest stuff up here...

Purpley stuff (is that kale, or purple sprouting broccoli @dans??), some squash/pumpkin thing, greengages (king of plums!), and pink fir apple potatoes, yum!

Enjoying the summer abundance season. Apples and blackberries are absurdly plentiful, but let's not forget to appreciate them! ❀️ 🍏

Also, the first of the sweetcorn is ready! 🌽 ... just about to eat some for dinner.

... and many many courgettes (grating them and making patties is a things to do with them). The joy of actually tasty tomatoes (as opposed to "water encased in a red covering" that you get in the supermarkets).

Many onions drying now, and some of the first aubergines coming (I never saw white ones before... it makes the American term "eggplant" seem very appropriate).

Shallots, potatoes, watermelons, and apples. Oh, the joy of the summer abundance! 😎 πŸ‰ πŸ₯” 🍎 πŸ§…

Digging out potatoes is super satisfying, like finding GOLD!! ⛏️ πŸ₯”

The apples seem amazingly abundant too, couldn't fit any more on the tree 🍏 🌳

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