Trumpington Meadows allotments

It is less than two years since the allotments at the north end of the park were opened and enormous productivity is being achieved by many in the Trumpington Meadows Community.

There are huge sunflowers requiring step ladders to measure their competitive height, and courgettes and beans available from those who are producing too many. Judging by the demand for the food bank in the Trumpington Pavilion there are people who need any surplus produce there is. There are also plenty of weeds on the allotments, since the area was left to grow wild for several years before it was opened, but even these can be pretty and the poppies seem to have been everywhere the earth has been disturbed this year. There was a late frost which damaged some potatoes, and periods of drought, but the work that has been put in is justified by the produce which is now in abundance.