Not posted for a while so thought i would share a few images of the allotment at the ‘beginning’ of the season
All of the areas have been dug over and prepared so just waiting for the weather to get a little warmer .
Plenty of seed started off in the Polytunnel, Tomatoes, sunflowers (more…)
I was mapping out my allotment plan for this coming year and was working on the three year rotation method. Thought i would share this with you . I have 10 raised beds so move everything around from bed to bed clockwise.
I found this information on the RHS website here ……
The Allotment – January 1st 2017 :
I went to the garden today to make sure the Hens were OK , otherwise there is not much to do at this time of the year so probably wouldnt have bothered going up there. However i spent some time just visualising how the allotment will look in a few months time and (more…)
December is a cold and dark month – normally!!. This December here in the North East of England has been strange, some days cool, but not freezing then other days where i have been to the allotment and enjoying quite warm sunshine. Having said that, there is not much to do in the garden. My allotment (more…)
As i mentioned earlier we have recently bought some hens, originally 6 of them. However within the first week i realised that the run i had for them was just a little over crowded so i gave 2 of them away to a fellow allotmenteer .
The remaining 4 have settled in really well and are now producing (more…)
Its been quite a few months since i last posted on the site, due to lots of reasons but basically other things taking priority !. This does not mean that i have not been working, just the opposite in fact. This year i have built a hen run, moved the polytunnel, put up a new shed with decking (made from (more…)
Today I have transplanted some tomatoes and leeks into bigger pots.
I started these off a few weeks ago in a heated propagator in the shed. Some have not yet sprouted, but those that could be have been moved to bigger pots
Today I have transplanted some tomatoes and leeks into bigger (more…)
Planted some Tomato seeds a few weeks ago and two are peeping through already. They are in a heated propagator in the potting shed so now just waiting for the others to spring to life.
Harbinger tomato seeds
Well, i have made a start with the preparation for this years vegetables for the allotment. In heated propagators in the potting shed i have started 6 seeds of each of the tomatoes i am hoping to grow this year , Harbinger , Big Daddy and Alicante varieties. I only need 2 plants of each so hoping (more…)