Sunday, 7 April 2013

The start of our allotment year

We had our allotment AGM today and it seemed that a lot of people, including us, used it as a start to their gardening year. The allotments were full of busy people delivering items ready for use and tidying up their plots. All this activity is probably a month later than usual due to the awful weather but we are really glad to get started now. It was nice to chat to a couple of people we hadn't met before and nice to see two other ladies who also have small children.

The herbs we planted last year survived the winter and will be joined by basil and coriander in pots this year. We split all the rhubarb crowns at the end of last year too and they are coming back well. This year is going to be a big learning curve for us as we have never really grown anything but we are looking forward to the challenge!

We have planted some leek, broad bean and broccoli seeds in pots in the greenhouse as the ground is still pretty cold. Peter got some watering practice in on these. We planted a small section of beetroot seeds out in the ground. Harry did a good sensible job of watering, drilling the holes and covering over.

We have bought tomato seeds to start off in pots on the windowsill at home and some maris piper seed potatoes to chit which will then be planted at the allotment.

Stuart also fixed the leaking tap on our plot.

It has been a productive day!

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