Busy day at the allotment. After doing some reading around we decided to pick the gooseberries. We are going to make jam so they seemed perfect for that. Head gardener decided to tackle some weeding and both allotment kids came along. Even reluctant digger joined in – filling water bottles and weeding.
Over the past month, if not longer, we have been nurturing peas, beans, onions and garlic in our back garden. These have been growing in cardboard tubes, egg boxes and small plant pots. To date they have been protected from: our cats and their friends; Duster our parents bouncy dog; mobs of starlings; curious blackbirds; and the changable weather including strong winds. Continue reading
So eager are we to get growing and start the allotment gardening year as we mean to go on that the kitchen today became the potting shed. Continue reading
So January seems like a Blah sort of month for allotments. The ground seems wet or hard and lifeless at the moment and no seeds need to be in yet! We have visited through December and today (1st January 2015 – start the year as we mean to go on) to top up the compost bin with our kitchen waste but feel we have no jobs to do.
Today is the day we plant our first seeds/bulbs – onions, beans and peas. We have scoured the catalogues looking for anything we can plant at this time of the year without a greenhouse.