Sunday! At last we could spend some decent hours at the plot. Those jobs that had been put off had to be done. The repairs on our ‘hardening off box’ or whatever you call it, had to be done. It had split at the base, and needed painting with creosote. We affectionately call it ‘the coffin’ and I think you can see why. We’ve got five old window frames, cannibalized from another allotmenters plot when they left, that we rest along the top and prop open in the warmer months to let the air circulate around our young plants.
We also now need to get two panes of glass for the green house, another crack appearing over the last couple of days. More expense.
Always welcoming to see the Chard and Spinach returning so robustly…and feeding the snails nicely. We’ll definitely have to change the pot, and it was nice to see the spring bulbs starting to shoot. Soon be Spring.
We don’t seem to see many of the other allotmenters at this time, but there are tell tale signs that we’re all getting ready for the approaching growing season; a dug over bed, scattered lime or a cleared out green house.We’ll all see each other at the annual AGM next month, where we have a chat, pay rents(!!) and bring up any other business.This time of year just seems to be repairs, painting and cleaning, and it seems only right that we should take the advice of the sign on the shed door as often as possible!