Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 Allotment Diary - Me: 34 hrs He: 28.5hrs 2012 Eggs: 220

 At last - a few hours of sunshine, so I made the best of it and dashed up the allotment with my pots of broad beans and onions.
 The soil was absolutely sodden, so I used old planks to stand on
 It soon dried out.  
Mr Lottie dug out the perennial weeds around the edges outside of the plot.
 This is the next bed I want to work on - so gave it a rake over
So that's the onions in (Stutgart) and the early broad beans.
It's due to rain hard tomorrow - so they'll be well watered in.

I'd love to have had an allotment that was cleared of weeds and rubbish and was fenced off and pretty like the ones I see on the internet.  But mine is in a field of ramshackle plots - but we still manage to get lots of crops.   If I were younger and it hadn't been 330ft x 33ft to start with.  With 40 carpets on it, weeds up to 8 feet tall growing through them.  Lots of old iron, cupboards, broken glass, and so much more - it would have been nice to have paid to have it cleared, fenced off, rabbit proofed, weeds killed off etc - but it would have cost a fortune,  and so much more expenive than all the crops I have grown over the years.

The egg laying has slowed down lately, as it always does, but we still have plenty to use and to share. 

Another three hours spent out in the fresh air.    We came home with a nice crop of young rhubarb sticks and we had some for tea with thick yoghurt - very yummy indeed

Hope you get chance to get out in the open and do some gardening.

Off to have a peek to see what you have been up to


  1. What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we were facing a hurricane and torrential rain and today I've been up the allotment in shorts and a t-shirt! Unbelievable!

    Looks like you have made the most of the opportunity too! The broad beans look healthy, and I am particularly interested in how you've decided to grow your onions! Something I will consider next year if the results are good. I see several other bloggers are potting them up first too.

    I am pumping quite a bit of money in to my plot at the moment, but I'm just trying to make it as nice as possible for Amy. I will be setting a strict budget for next year though, we shouldn't need to buy anything really. Maybe an odd packet of seeds or some compost and that is it!

    Martin! :0)

  2. Glad you managed to get some allotment time in! I tried.... I visited but it was more like a swimming pool than an allotment! Come on, sunshine! Where are you? :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


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