Allotment planting season

Our neighbours have been busy planting out potatoes and carrots and you name it … it’s always lovely to see the rows of seed, carefully inspected on a daily basis to check if ‘anything’s coming up’ and the excitement – especially in new allotment holders – when something actually does.

There’s been an awful lot of digging going on this week, as the weather has been really suitable for the first time in about a fortnight, so just about everybody at our end of the site has been turning over the soil, which makes the starlings very happy indeed. Greenhouses have gone from empty to full in a single weekend too, which is always a good sign. We have sweet peas and peas, tomatoes, broccoli, leeks, dahlias and herbs underway in ours.

But this bed is a bit grim to my eyes. I’m all in favour of raised beds but this on looks like a coffin to me … kiss of death to anything planted in it, perhaps?

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Thursday, March 18, 2010


Anonymous allotments4you said...

It's all looking really good on your plot....I will be gardening today then hopefully planting on the plot least thats the plan!!

March 19, 2010 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

I thought you were talking about my greenhouse then, it seems we're growing exactly the same things.

March 19, 2010 at 2:32 AM  
Blogger Green Lane Allotments said...

On our site one plotter has lots of very small raised beds with wide paths in between. His daughter wanted the allotment so I think he is a bit reluctant.

March 20, 2010 at 7:16 AM  

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