Today I added a pond to my allotment. There is a vast field of allotments containing mainly bare earth and vegetables but no one seems to have supplied the obvious, a pond for the wildlife to drink from. The insects that is attracted by a pond help enormously with the welfare of the plants. Well I have changed things and now I hope many of the others will follow my lead. Soon I will get some plants planted around it. Once the water has aged a little I will add the watercress that I bought at the weekend. Soon I will be enjoying egg and watercress sandwiches!
The rhubarb has grown even more and is very nearly ready for harvest. It is amazing how quickly it has grown especially as it has only been 6 weeks since I first got my allotment and there was barely a sign of it then.
The potatoes which I found on my plot are very tasty. They are a firm creamy potato with lots of taste. Lovely.
Hopefully soon I will plant some of the flower plants I have been raising from seed to attract pollinating insects to my plot.
Back in my green house at home I have broccoli, and beetroot seedlings growing and peas nearly ready to plant out.
Spring time in the garden is busy busy busy!