We’ve had glorious weekend weather here in Wales which has allowed allotmenteers to get soooooooooooo much work done. The allotment site was a hive of activity and it was lovely to catch up with ‘the neighbours’ 🙂
Plot 5A has been planted up and is ticking away nicely with simple watering and weeding daily plus the occasional feeding.
However I’m a glutton for ‘punishment’ – I’ve taken the over grown ‘hell of a state’ allotment, 4A, next door. I couldn’t resist!!
I really did need more room, honestly! 😉 I’ve been working like mad to try and clear plot 4A and today a group of Super Heroes lent a hand for and hour or so…Superman, Spiderman and the Princess!
Spiderman even checked the quality of the worms 🙂
4A is beginning to look like an allotment instead of a wilderness garden!
Once the weeds have been cleared the digging will begin in earnest…I need to be quick though – I don’t fancy the idea of digging in the summer heat! Think I’m going to need more help from my Super Heroes 🙂
…not one of my virtues.
Working full time means that I’m not able to spend as much time as I would like on my allotments. The plots have become the place to escape from the world and I love it there, as a consequence I have a tendency to ‘overdo things’ a little in a bid to complete ‘my plan’! My enthusiasm gets the better of me and the desire to finish de-weeding ready for planting, I admit, has left me aching all over!! I must learn to pace myself…
I’ve read all about growing a mix of crops to slow down the need for maintenance. The peas, beans, carrots, onions, beetroot, garlic, artichokes…. etc haven’t needed a great deal of fussing, thank goodness, however, the weeding / pest clearing seems to be never ending!
I could ‘cover up’ plot 4A and wait for the weeds to die off but…I want to see my plots finished ready for the summer! ‘Things’ move fast on plots 4A and 5A…I’m an impatient allotmenteer 😉