Despite an awful weather forecast for this weekend we did it…the spuds are in! Haha to you North wind and rain!
The weather was actually on my side today so my team of ‘Little Helpers’ and I spent a day at Plots 5a and 4a. The challenge for the team – plant the potatoes, which is always a mammoth task (and tidy up generally).
What did this involve? “Plain and simple backbreaking digging!”
Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes…
Rocket (1st earlies), Kestrel (2nd earlies), Desiree (main) and Cara (main)
We knew it would be tough work – especially as I’m the only person to have dug plot 4a in a number of years. The previous owners seemed to tickle the surface of the ground, in one or two corners, then let the weeds grow and grow and grow!
Let’s face it, allotments are hard work however by the end of the day we were tired but chuffed to beans. The difference our work had made was heart-warming…it would have taken me at least another 2 weeks of hard slog! Thank you ‘Team Family’.
Although the allotment is a family affair, it is primarily mine. My favourite time is early evening, after work – a place to escape for a couple of hours of head clearing peace and enjoy the beauty of nature.
However, I also enjoy the ‘family pitch’ in days…full of giggles and banter. You know what I mean… Mr D was the only person to come home with a spot of sun burn today – “From all the sunbathing he did – while we worked!” 😉