Quick and dirty allotment gardening

Actually, that’s misleading. There’s a lot of dirty but not much quick I’m afraid. The past week has meant every spare minute we’ve been digging. Digging. Digging.

And it’s really tough digging too, as plot 201 hasn’t been worked for at least a year, probably two. Compared to Duncan’s plot, where the soil has been turned and rotovated at least twice it’s like digging through rock when it’s dry and clay when it’s wet, but it will be worth it when we put our early potatoes in.

What do you think of our scarecrow? He’s called The Green Man and I rather like the idea of an abstract bird scarer – whether the birds will actually be scared by a cartoon man is another matter ….

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Friday, December 19, 2008


Blogger Mark Hubbard said...

I probably won't make it back in here until the early New Year now, so thanks for all the advice and this blog over 2008, Mrs Allotment Blogger :)

Merry Christmas, may your beans sprout well, the white butterfly not get your greens, and potatoes avoid the blight: I look forward to following your allotment into the New Year.

December 21, 2008 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Mark, have a wonderful Xmas/Solstice/holiday or whatever you prefer to call it! I haven't forgotten your question about why I want a carrot clamp instead of freezing them - a looooong post will follow on that subject in the new year. Thanks for the crop wishes, right back atcha!

December 22, 2008 at 8:11 AM  

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