Time to reopen the Little Shop at the end of the garden!
Veggie Offline
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Lots of shops have been closed for a few months because of Covid, but for those of us lucky enough to have our own Little Shop at the end of the garden or on the plot, there have been supplies on the shelves.
I've been a regular customer in my Shop but, to be honest, stock levels haven't been sufficient to keep up with demand  and there have been many days when the shelves have been bare. 
The Shopkeeper assures me that there will  be a delivery of Dwarf French Beans next week - although they may be a bit more expensive than usual as they'll be the first of the season. 
Regular deliveries of courgettes are expected in June with the first cucumbers and strawberries.  

Has your Shop kept up supplying its customers or did it have to close down?
Wonky Shopkeeper in Sunshiny South Wales
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No allotment shops here I'm afraid. The local shop about a mile away is mainstream Nisa that supplies their local village and all those coming g and going to Porton Down so it's done a huge trade, no chance it will close, but the village a mile away in the other direction closed down before lockdown so that's not a shop and post office gone. Sad for the village. Nearest town is about 8 miles away.
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Veggie Offline
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JJB - this is NOT a serious thread - its about YOU being the Shopkeeper and YOUR garden being the Shop! Wink
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Vinny Offline
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My little shop has looked pretty sparse on the shelves lately. All the leeks have now been eaten and were the mainstay for a couple of months. Spring cabbage are starting to come to the fore and as usual I still have loads of onions, even though some of these are beginning to sprout.
Plenty of outer leaves of all sorts of brassicas, but they can get a bit monotonous after a while. Plenty of lettuce soon and hopefully I can rob a few small new tatties without digging up the whole 'shye'

Plot is just about fully set with veg but it will be a case of phasing stuff in as it matures or fobbing some of it early. Rolleyes

(30-05-2020, 10:48 AM)Veggie Wrote: JJB - this is NOT a serious thread - its about YOU being the Shopkeeper and YOUR garden being the Shop! Wink

My shopkeeper is a miserable auld git and charges a fortune for reject veg! Angry Rolleyes
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My little shop has kept us in good supply of salad leaves & rhubarb.
Soon there’s going to be a delivery of courgettes, lettuce & spring onions.
Our shop keep is usually in good spirits as long as you don’t ask about the luffas   Wink  Big Grin .
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My little shop has kept us in lettuce all winter but now I’ve restocked with more varieties. Plenty for a green salad every day it’s of a wait for toms and cucs though won’t be bothering with store bought ones. They’re just not the same.

Radishes are going well so are the chives and spring onions.

Kale and chard is getting low just one more meal then it’s a wait a few weeks for the new supplies to be ready. Still got frozen beans so we won’t starve. Smile

Only fruit on offer is rhubarb, got a of a wait for strawberries, raspberries and apples.

Over all my little shops done me proud.
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JJB Online
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Ooops ah interesting . I shoulda known as it was veggie. .... once again hides in embarrassment

(30-05-2020, 11:51 AM)Vinny Wrote: My little shop has looked pretty sparse on the shelves lately. All the leeks have now been eaten and were the mainstay for a couple of months. Spring cabbage are starting to come to the fore and as usual I still have loads of onions, even though some of these are beginning to sprout.
Plenty of outer leaves of all sorts of brassicas, but they can get a bit monotonous after a while. Plenty of lettuce soon and hopefully I can rob a few small new tatties without digging up the whole 'shye'

Plot is just about fully set with veg but it will be a case of phasing stuff in as it matures or fobbing some of it early. Rolleyes

(30-05-2020, 10:48 AM)Veggie Wrote: JJB - this is NOT a serious thread - its about YOU being the Shopkeeper and YOUR garden being the Shop! Wink

My shopkeeper is a miserable auld git and charges a fortune for reject veg! Angry Rolleyes
Mine's a dotty old lady who hasn't got a clue Big Grin
I'm not aging, I just need repotting
Greetings from Wiltshire
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Our shop clearly has a derranged purchase manager as there has been nothing but lettuces in there for a few weeks - so many in fact that they're being given away.
There are a few radishes & globe artichokes and it looks as though there may be some broad beans.
Our place has a very, very small chiller cabinet with leeks & chillies.
Right at the back there's a shelf full of very dusty jars of pickles. And a sole remaining jar of passata.
Has Anyone Seen the Plot?

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(30-05-2020, 10:39 AM)JJB Wrote: No allotment shops here I'm afraid.  The local shop about a mile away is mainstream Nisa that supplies their local village and all those coming g and going to Porton Down so it's done a huge trade, no chance it will close, but the village a mile away in the other direction closed down before lockdown so that's not a shop and post office gone.  Sad for the village.  Nearest town is about 8 miles away.


   
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The little shop I potter to has been remarkably resilient and survived the growers I’ll treatment.
Spinach, lettuce and spicy leaf, radish and rhubarb.
I know I could be arrested but I stole 2 strawberries yesterday that were begging me to save them from a foraging blackbird.
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. 

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