Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Allotment update

Today we went to the allotment for the first time this year and I was pleasantly surprised. I was dreading going as I half-expected that it would have gone all overgrown again, but actually it was fine. It's a rectangluar plot roughly divided into equal 6ths and the 6th that we'd covered with a tarpaulin was fine, the tarpaulin hadn't blown away or anything. The 6th we'd managed to dig over and mulch and manure properly was also fine with hardly any weeds. The 6th with the overwintering onions (also lightly mulched) was also pretty good with just a few weeds and the onions starting off nicely. So, a good half of the whole plot was fine and needed hardly any attention.
We've got a month until Good Friday and the planting of the potatoes starts, so I'm going to try and get the rest dug and weeded in that time - including getting rid of the rest of the damned carpet!!!
But all, in all, a good morning's work and feeling quite positive about the allotment this year.

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