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An inner city allotment


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Easter Weekend

The Easter weekend is here and it is a busy time down on the plot with watering, weeding, feeding and general work passing the time.

All the fruit trees are now in blossom and the onions we put down a few weeks ago have begun to break through along with the 2nd early potatoes so all is going well.

The greenhouse to is looking good with the first seedlings being moved out into to the cold frame ready to be planted out in the next couple of weeks and we have put up the new home for our tomato plants and moved them in. We have also planted our peas, mangetout, and beetroot.We have also set up another 2 water butts(bins in another life) and added in shredded comfry to make a nice but smelly natural fertilizer!

Our first harvest of rhubarb has given us a great yield so looking forward to crumble, jam and ice cream over the next couple of days and our first batch of salad leaves and rocket has already been put to good use!

Blossom!

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The new home for our Tomatoes

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Greenhouse filling up

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Here come the onions!

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Beds dug over ready and butts out!

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Three years ago…

As we enter the 2nd week of April we remember how our allotment has changed since we took it over at this time in 2011. Back then it only had a few beds laid out(70% was untouched) no fruit trees, and a shed and glasshouse that needed a fair amount of repair work doing to make them habitable not only for us but our plants also!

But with a fair amount of hard work,sweat and tears(not forgetting a bit of blood, mainly me missing the nail with the hammer) we have just about got to were we want to be but as with every good allotment this is always subject to change!

So if your reading this having just become the proud holder of a new plot in need of work our advice is to keep going. It will be worth it in the end.

View from the shed 2011

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2011

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Now

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Now all ready to get started.

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In full use 2013!

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Spuds!

Visited the plot today and the first early spuds that went in a week ago have broken the surface! We know the weather has been pretty good over the last few days but this was a welcome surprise and bodes well for summer.

Also the Plum tree has blossom on and the strawberry bed is coming to life, the rhubarb is looking good and the broad beans are taking shape so fingers,toes and everything else crossed we are looking forward to a good season, weather permitting of course!

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Surprise!

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The first blossom.

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Ready for Wimbledon?

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Hurry up Rhubarb your friend Custard is waiting for you!

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Broad beans doing well!