Plus a temporary home for the rhubarb plant...
Friday, 23 March 2012
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Red letter day today. I am turning over the top plot and planting potatoes! So this is what it's all about!
I also found a top tip! I had broken the blade off a slasher. I removed the broken metal end and sharpened the end of the wooden shaft to make a very efficient potato dibber. It makes it so easy, I can stand upright and plunge the dipper in without a problem. It's just the right size for seed potatoes so just pop the spud in and kick the earth over and and I am done. Very easy and very quick. I managed to turn over enough ground, remove the remaining bramble roots as I went and plant 5 rows of potatoes in around an hour. Not bad considering the maze of small roots that were still in the ground after the Azada had finished.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Friday, 9 March 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
Friday, 2 March 2012
The last full plot has gone today, grubbing up some of the nastiest bramble roots on the entire allotment so it didn't give up without a fight! This now only leaves a small strip alongside the top path which should only take a couple of hours to tidy up.
Now the entire length of the allotment is cleared!