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An inner city allotment


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May Day Monday.

A busy day was had; the fruit cage was assembled… sounds grand but its some canes and netting. Does the job though and is ( importantly) easy to assemble. Hopefully we should get a good crop this season, the bushes were mostly cuttings given to us from another allomenter and they’ve took a while to get going, last year was great, lets hope this is too.

Whitecurrents and Red.

Whitecurrents and Red.

The runner bean poles went up, they’d sprang up in the green house and after a hardening off session in our makeshift box ( everything we have is makeshift!) they went out. We also have the French climbers to go, but they didn’t seem as hardy. There are still frosts around, as I found out when we turned up a few days ago to see the leaves of the broad beans had been frost bitten!

Looks more like a football goal at this stage!

Looks more like a football goal at this stage!

Re-cloched!

Re-cloched!

We had to move a lot of what we grow in tubs into the hardening off box, so it a bit cramped this week. Have to keep an eye out for pests and diseases before they can go out. There’s a lot of ventilation though, through the gaps in the window panes!

It does the job!

It does the job!

A few of the beds we’ve had to leave fallow, not only for crop rotation purposes but with one of us being in a leg brace and walking stick bound, we have to be sensible. Our spuds are again in our ‘Swedish’ potato sacks. It was successful last year, with a great crop from each so, two jobs in one. Fallow bed and spud bags covering it.

Swedish spud bags!

Swedish spud bags!

We’re so glad the season has taken off, feels a bit late this year though. It was great to see ( most! ) of the other allotmenters, and to have a cup of tea outside with the sun on your face. Happy digging!