Sorry, worst pun ever. Still you have to laugh. Or do you- when our allotment site is subject to almost daily raids now? As soon as crops are ready for the pot, they are being stolen. The best plots are targeted- hence not ours- yet. But I expect it will be, unless something is done. Which it isn't.
This doesn't seem like the actions of vulnerable folk in desperate straits needing a free meal. Along with new potatoes they take mint to go with them, and a nice bunch of parsley. Some tasty garlic (the whole crop of course) goes well with that, and those just perfect courgettes will set the whole thing off. I would estimate that over half the plots have had a considerable amount taken so far.
About two weeks ago many plot holders joined in an online chat to decide what to do, and it was thought early morning patrols in groups would be the best bet. Unfortunately this hasn't been given any official support and the idea has died a death. I think we should also report every incident to the police, who will have to log it, and eventually perhaps the sheer scale of reports will lead to something being done. No one wants to head the "Anti Social Behaviour" league. A nearby Walthamstow road already has a top place in the country-wide league of most burgled streets. Perhaps the two are linked.
Whatever happens, something must be done. People are talking of leaving, and certainly in our position we simply cannot afford the money spent on seeds and potting compost etc to see the whole lot be taken just as it is ready.
No pictures with this. But any advice welcome.