Thursday – 18 February 2016
The weather over the winter has been incredibly frustrating. There were long periods of time of being unable to get to the allotment because of the amount of rain we had. When the rain took a break it’s was impossible to do anything because the plot was flooded.
However, a brief dry spell over the past month allowed progress to be made. I spent much of the time digging out paths and raising the beds. This is the only way to manage the allotment due to the frequent flooding that occurs here during the winter. It’s hard work but it pays off for future winters.
We are lucky that local tree surgeons provide us with mountains of wood chips. With a delivery recently I was able to empty many a wheel barrow of wood chips into the dug out paths.
Progress at last. These beds will be ready for me to sow and plant come the spring. Its only a small area of my entire allotment, but it’s something!
I have potatoes chitting at home and they will take up two of the beds. I will use another bed for some french beans and another for a selection of root vegetables. The square bed on the top left already has two rows of garlic in it and I plan to plant some onion sets next month for a nice crop later in the summer.
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