Whilst the builders are working on our house. we are trying to get the allotment in shape for the growing season. Our aim this year is to keep it very simple, as once the builders finish in about 4 weeks we take over and start decorating so our time for allotmenteering will be quite limited.…… Continue reading 2019 Allotment Plans
The Easter holidays have been and gone, and I had grand plans for the allotment. The children and I were going to go there and build a pot store out of pallet wood, a new strawberry patch was going to developed and we would lay out where each crop would go this year. Like many…… Continue reading April Allotment Update
For non UK readers, last night our clocks went forward an hour. This means the evenings are much lighter (and the childrens’ bedtime is a bit of a pain as they are adamant that they can’t go to sleep when it isn’t dark!) Everything seems so much brighter all of a sudden (me included), the…… Continue reading Springing into spring
This is such a busy time on the allotment, so many things changing really quickly and so many jobs to do! We’ve had a few days there this month as well as growing plants at home, and the chickens now live there too! Last Sunday we moved them, and noticed one wasn’t looking too well.…… Continue reading A Potential Pear (And Other Allotment Tales)
Our allotment has been a hive of activity in the last couple of weeks, with the scene being set for a (hopefully!) productive growing season. The raised beds have been filled with compost, and the little plants to go in them are being carefully tended to at home (butternut squash, pumpkins and courgettes mainly so…… Continue reading The Allotment in April
This evening I have laid out the children’s eggs on their little table ready for the morning, so that they can see exactly what they aren’t having for breakfast. They have got rather a lot of eggs, but they’ll last a while and we can always recreate last year’s rocky road with them. There is…… Continue reading Easter Traditions
It’s all go at the moment on the allotment and at home; since I finished work for Easter planting has begun in earnest. Prior to that, the only planting had been 5 rows of potatoes on Mother’s Day. Last Friday, the children and I got ourselves set up with a planting production line. For a…… Continue reading Ready, Steady, Grow!