Allotment work is never done

201, 9 October 2008

I had a bit of a panic over the weekend, mainly because the wind and rain and rain and wind deprived me of any chance of getting to either allotment and getting things done – the only ‘good’ hours we experienced were spent in an interesting allotment site committee meeting – interesting, but not as immediately rewarding as getting something dug or planted!

We got to 201 in time to put down a single raised bed, before dodging the raindrops on our way down to 235 where we covered the broad been seedlings from the worst of the weather and turned a bit of compost in the lee of the tyre stack in the hope of generating some heat to get our super-early tyre potatoes off to a superfast start. No, we haven’t planted them get, don’t worry, we’re not getting previous with our spuds.

And then the rain became undodge-able, so we couldn’t dig, we couldn’t sow, we couldn’t light the incinerator and burn rubbish … we had to go home instead.

I tried to console myself by planting some alpine strawberry seeds and a tray of hardy tree seeds in the greenhouse, but it was scant consolation for the weather, and when I looked at the trays of potatoes and the packets of seeds piling up, and the amount of undug allotment that still remains on 201, I despaired.

201, 12 December 2008

So I dragged out the photos to remind myself how much we’d already done. And while it didn’t stop me feeling miserable about the weather, it did remind me that we’ve really made a difference on 201, given the short time that we’ve been looking after it.

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Monday, January 19, 2009


Anonymous Matt Houldsworth said...

Great Blog! I have just started on at with the idea of doing what you are doing charting my progress on the allotment. I is interesting to see how far you have come and turned round a weed patch into a working allotment, great stuff!

I hope that in the years to come I will be able to do the same and look back although my progress will be a learning curve as well!

January 20, 2009 at 5:08 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Thanks Matt. You will have the same kind of photo to share, I'm sure!

January 22, 2009 at 2:09 PM  

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