Allotment sheds

This is what everything at our allotment looked like, and felt like, today – covered in fat drops of rain that make fruit slip from your fingers as you tried to pick it, dropped on your head and neck at unexpected moments when you were digging, or made the grass slippery underfoot so that as you carried tools and pallets and posts to and fro. Not a great deal of fun, to be honest.

But it had to be done, because next Sunday – come hell or high water (and high water looks considerably more likely!) we are going to put up El Shed! Yes, the partly-painted shed is to be in place by the end of next weekend, and that’s that.

So today we had to get a couple of things done, to whit: clearing out some slimy old lettuce to make room for the overwintering onions (so far we have the onion seeds but not the sets or the two kinds of garlic - hard neck and soft neck) and banging in some pallets along the side of the allotment where the prevailing wind whistles across with Siberian bitterness. Duncan busied himself with digging over the ground where the shed will stand, and I did a soil pH test which confirmed what we already knew – our soil is neutral!

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Sunday, September 7, 2008


Anonymous Simon Kirby said...

Quite right, an allotment's not complete without a shed.

Are you getting ready to put the over-wintering onions in already?


September 7, 2008 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

We are preparing the ground Simon. Given that this is only our second season on the plot, we want to work over the soil as much as possible before planting. And also we're very keen!

September 16, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

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