I have always been happy to start on the allotment and reclaim as much as I could at one time; fitting it in with the other things I have to do.
However even though it produced some amazing food for our table, it was never the neatest plot on the block. I did not care, it was mine and appearances are not everything when it comes to allotments.
I have to admit that once my husband decided the allotment was not such a mad idea and that he had a bit of spare time to help on the allotment things have improved.
Since I have had help with the weeds battle - two people working on that seem to achieve 3 or 4 times as much. When it was just me it seemed like a constant battle to keep the weeds down when I needed to do other tasks.
He has replaced the wire and poles temporary composting bin with two wooden compost holding areas. This means that because of their size the amount of compost we can make has increased.
- Larger bins make compost quicker, as the heat is increased as the volume of the compost heap is bigger.
This week some slabs we have been given have been placed to form a pathway across the plot. It is so much easier when you have a wheel barrow full to trundle down a slabbed pathway; than to struggle over lumps and bumps.
OK more soon and maybe some photos to as updates.
My blossom on the plum tree did not seem to last long, hope the little bees managed to visit while it lasted.
Rhubarb is happily growing, you need to keep picking it as it helps to produce more I think.
- If it is the rhubarbs first year in that location though let it rest and settle in and next year you will reap the benefits of being considerate this year.