Allotmenting in a rather wet springThursday, April 21, 2016
C has put so many hours in over winter to move a bazillion barrow-loads of muck for almost the whole plot, he's dug over lots. We've potted up hundreds of seeds in the greenhouse kept them watered, re-potted in larger pots. Weeded.
As you can see, the allotment itself is 50% stone which is a ruddy nuisance.
The time at the allotment doesn't stretch that far. It's a little disheartening when we spend so long toiling with little to show for it. As if it weren't bad enough that the intermittent rain has soaked the plot; by far, the worst thing is that the slugs have eaten the asparagus tips, the beans, the everything else.... Starting from scratch with seeds again.It's frustrating! We put in so much effort.
C has put slug repeller down and I'm hoping that solves the problem.
The re-potting process from tiny plugs into large pots was a disaster if I'm honest. The plugs mostly just crumbled into nothing and made for particularly tricky handling. Most seem to be surviving (against the odds) but in future I'll use larger pots to start with and compact the compost a little firmer.
I planted some bulbs in between the fruit trees; irises, freesias, lilies and more. Plus some cornflowers from seed.