This weekend the plot started to come to life with the first early potatoes going out along with Onion sets and Turnip seeds. We use sacks for our potatoes(Thank you Ikea) as not only do we find this gives us a good crop,they’re easy to maintain and easy to cover if the dreaded frost is forecast! We simply pierce the bag for drainage, fill with compost and plant the chitted spuds then water in.
Also planted this weekend were our red onion sets(Red Baron, as these gave us a really good crop last year so we have opted for the same ones again),we had already prepared the bed by digging it over, adding chicken pellets and a seaweed solution(onions love this) and then the sets went in and were covered with netting till they get established. Next weekend we repeat this for our White onions.
Turnips seeds went straight in as we found this worked really well last year.
All our fruit trees and bushes also got a good liquid fertilizer feed and yes, it has begun already! Everywhere got a good weeding!
Meanwhile not forgetting the glasshouse. We planted up a variety of herbs and various flowers including Cosmos and Ageratum.
Also, more of our fellow allotmenters appeared from their winter hibernation, so all is beginning take shape on the Allotment!
Feed, watered and weed free!
Onions planted and netted.