Tag Allotment

The Triffid

Earlier this year we took a load of the compost that we’d made at home up to the allotment. All sorts go in there but alas I still haven’t lured in a family of slowworms. Give it time! As well…

Rhubarb

Rhubarb crown number three has gone in at the allotment. It’s not rocket science. You just dig a shallow hole, chuck in a handful of fish, blood and bone fertiliser, pop in the crown and cover its knobbly part. The…

Chitting

No not a spelling mistake! Chitting is a real word and what you do to potato tubers to prepare them for planting. The good news is that these babies were, to all intents and purposes, free. They were the last…

Digging Is Done

So after two and a half weeks the digging is done. We’ve turned over all the soil on our allotment about an hour at a time. So here is our plot. It’s eighty metres square, a third of the size…

First Crop

When I wrote my Janus post on 1 January I suggested that I had exciting things to reveal. So let’s start to let the cat out of the bag a paw at a time. We have an allotment and we…