‘Bumper crop’ is a good couple of words to start my blog this month and to conclude a bit of a whirl wind season as far as my own gardening efforts are concerned. I must admit, even for a man that has gardened for over three decades, I felt proud of my efforts on the allotment this year. For ground not gardened on for a few years and full of the dreaded horsetail, once I cropped its last big gift of grub, I felt a wee ‘well done’. So rewarding, both in the earth and on the dinner table. I will also sneak in, the small but important fact that it was all done organically!