When you’ve lovingly prepared a raised bed on your allotment, planted a bag of onion sets and covered it with net then sat down to have a coffee and the world is a happy place. Well it was until I went through the 2017 allotment plan on my phone with Mr C and realised I’d just planted the onions in the wrong bed! Onions re-planted and parsnip seeds now planted in the bed they had been in!Spring has definitely sprung up on our allotment! Daffodils breaking up the darkness of the soil with their bright golden trumpets! Buds on the fruit trees and bushes and sightings of other allotmenteers! We’ve hardly seen anyone else on our site over the winter so it’s good to see friendly faces and some newer faces on four other plots close to us.Today’s jobs at the allotment included weeding… there is so much weeding to do… planting garlic and onion sets, planting carrot and parsnip seeds. We’ve also put two more compact raspberry bushes in.
We’ve some lovely huge worms around our plot, good beasties… Mr C found a huge bright green caterpillar on purple sprouting broccoli, last I saw it was being thrown over the hedge toward to road!
It’s still muddy and damp on our plot but the days are getting longer and brighter and the hawthorn hedge is starting to turn green.
We’ve come home with allotment goodies… purple sprouting broccoli, curly kale, beetroot and leeks.
Last week at home we planted peas, French beans, leeks and sweet peas. Yesterday at home we planted seeds inside and in the greenhouse… Lettuce, basil, coriander, cauliflower, cabbages, spinach, summer sprouting broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers and chillis.
Just need bark on this bed now to cover the weed membrane then it’s finished, daffodils, grape hyacinths, the two apple trees we grafted last spring, four raspberry bushes and four lavender bushes.5B – we’ve had the keys to this plot two years this week! This is the start of our third growing season.