Summer’s in bloom at Mitchelstown Allotments

Retired GP Dr Brian Carr shows off some of the ripening tomatoes in the shared polytunnel at Mitchelstown Allotments. (Photo: Ellie O'Byrne)

Despite the unseasonal rainfall of recent weeks, harvest time is rapidly approaching at Mitchelstown Allotments. 

In one plot, some impressive heads of broccoli stand alongside spuds that are ready to be dug. In another, bees buzz around the scarlet flowers of a runner bean wigwam, against a backdrop of tall ripening maize. 

In the shared polytunnel, tomatoes of a stunning array of varieties are hanging ripe on their vines, while overhead is draped with pickling cucumbers. There are chilli peppers and dwarf French beans, herbs and squash.

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