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Monday, 26 March 2012

Now for bed 2 and it's onions!

Onion sets planted into the second bed.

Plus a temporary home for the rhubarb plant...

Friday, 23 March 2012

Potatoes all in now...

A determined effort and we now have a complete bed of potatoes.

Plus nice to see the new cherry tree bursting into leaf, can't quite believe what the allotment was like that day back in January on day one....

Thursday, 22 March 2012

At long last I am planting things!

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

Paths laid to plots

Two slab paths laid between what will be the 3 main veg plots.


The grass seeded area under the fruit trees is springing to life as well.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Up goes the shed

Hired a van and moved the shed and some slabs to the allotment and commenced to erect the shed today.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Getting ready for the shed

The new shed arrives Thursday so today I ferried some slabs to the allotment and laid an area to take the base.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Almost there now...

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!