Patience is…

…not one of my virtues.  

Plants Hardening off - now planted!
Plants Hardening off – now planted!

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… 

Climbing beans, runner beans and peas toughing it out!
Climbing beans, runner beans and peas toughing it out!
Mini Cucumbers are growing fast!
Mini Cucumbers are growing fast!

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!

Gooseberries are getting fat.
Gooseberries are getting fat.
Flower bed is filling up.
Flower bed is filling up.
The scarecrow 'Worzel Scrappage' is guarding the strawberries.
The scarecrow ‘Worzel Scrappage’ is guarding the strawberries.
Worzel's close up shot!
Worzel’s close up shot!

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 😉

10 thoughts on “Patience is…”

      1. Our hill was very windy today… glad we’re only on 5B must be very windy up on plot 19 at the top! You should market your Worzel Scrappage… was your tiddler chuffed with him? Let’s hope the wind drops and the sun returns soon 🙂 s x

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      2. Sounds awful outdoors right now 😦 Lol quite a few people have said that! Yes, ‘Tiddler A’ was over the moon…too right, some warm sunshine would be great (this weekend please) 🙂

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  1. The Ham shoes for Worzel made me smile. Your french marigolds look good. I planted mine out on Saturday and remembered today that I had forgotten to a light sprinkle of blue sweeties for the slimy ones. I’m expecting a row of chewed stalks tomorrow 😦

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  2. Your Allotment is looking fantastic and very productive! I know exactly what you mean about the weeds and pests! My garden is full of them and you just clear a patch ready for it all to spring up again! Don’t even get me started on slugs!! Looks lovely! Cant wait to see more updates! 🙂

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