'ALLOTMENT HEAVEN' An Allotment blog - a journey in allotmenteering which began in February 2008.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Getting the plot in order
At last the plot is looking more productive. The broad beans are now in and thankfully haven't been affected by the cold snap the other morning. The onions are in as well. I didn't get around to sowing any onions from seed as I do every year, but I will sow some as I think the onions from seed keep longer than the ones from sets. Do you find this as well ???
The shed has had a complete overhaul by the hubby. He went up on his own the other day and worked hard to finish and it looks lovely.
Rosie has a new shirt, but she also needs new raffia hair and a new hat. But she is looking better than before.
I was excited to see the first ever blossom on my plum tree (planted last year) I can't wait to see if I actually get some fruit.
The Zinnia seeds I sowed a week a week or so ago have all appeared and are raring to go. Oh my goodness ! I have seedlings everywhere ! chilli seedling, tomatoes, asters, and it's quite a tie really as I have to find someone to look after them if we stay away for more than a couple of days. So I will be glad when they can all be planted out.
Last of all I must mention the rhubarb ! It's growing so big. I have about 5 different varieties and can't wait for the first picking.
I was just about to press the button to publish this post, looked out of the study window and it is raining !!!! not sure if I'm glad, I know we need it, but we were just about to go up to the allotment to plant the mangetout and some cabbages which are ready to go in the ground. Hopefully it's only a shower.
I started this blog in November 2008. I didn't know where it would go or even if I would keep at it. But here I am now into April 2014 and still blogging and enjoying it. I still remember the excitement when I got my first comment, and now I even have followers, amazing !! I also follow and read a lot of brillient blogs and have made some lovely friends in the blogging world.
It's also very useful keeping a diary about my allotment and it serves as a personal record of my achievements and of my failures. In fact when I re-read some of my older entries it makes me wonder how I managed back then to find the time to get the allotment plot up to the planting and growing stage, but I did and I grew a great variety of vegetables and fruit in my first year, and it's just got better.
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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with the golden and silver light The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...