This is an ongoing diary of my time trying to grow fruit, veg and herbs at my allotment and in my garden. It also has snippets of my ornamental garden as the fancy takes me.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
I've actually planted something!
Today I got the first bit of ground that I had dug over previously in my allotment, forked through, de-weeded, raked and I even planted something!
I had previously sown some onions from seed and they had made onion sets last year. They have been growing nicely in seed trays and I planted out in the newly prepared ground where I found the potatoes last time I dug there. It is a really sunny site so hopefully they will grow a lot better in my allotment than they had in my shaded garden.
My inherited rhubarb is growing great guns in the sunshine. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we shall be able to sample some. Every time I go down the allotment I weed over the ground around the plants. No doubt it will take many years to get rid of all the weeds busily growing around them.
While I was at the allotment today I was given a wheel barrow that was going spare! It was really nice to be offered it. There is a nice community spirit there. I had to lock it to my compost heap though because people get in and acquire things if left around. I left my watering can there too to save me having to remember it next time.
I think very soon I am going to have to get myself a shed to put all my tools etc in. There is only so much I can lock to my compost heap!!