Thursday, 5 March 2015

Greenhouse up and a brand new friend!

Couple of hours at the plot today and some lovely sunshine. Managed to get another 6' square of digging/weed clearing done and set up my little plastic greenhouse that I've fitted nicely into my lean-to area. I've planted a few peas in pots and put them in there to get started.

Also while I was digging, a new friend came to visit, no doubt looking for worms!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

New Season, 2015 - And we're off!

So this year I've taken on a half plot at my local allotment and there's a ton of work to be done.

 Not only is this a much larger growing space but it comes with a shed and makeshift greenhouse/lean-to. It's not fully covered but will be a good spot for the small plastic greenhouse I picked up on sale at the end of last season.

The plot also has a nice set of backberry and raspberry bushes as well as what I'm told are blackcurrant bushes.

After a couple of weeks of rain, I managed to get a couple of days digging and transplanted my strawberry plants from my old raised bed.

I've made a started on planting beans - Borlotti and Yard Long Beans, all in toilet tubes. I've also started off Tomatoes in a 50p propagator (another end of 2014 season bargain) - 5 x Supersweet 100 F1, 5 x Sungold F1 and 14 x Tigrella.