Early May Allotment updateThursday, May 05, 2016
Would you believe it, things have got themselves back on track in the greenhouse and down at the allotment. My last update from the allotment was a little bit of a mopey one, but I'm feeling much better now. A bank holiday weekend is the ideal time to get things back up straight on the plot so we did make it a priority.
Incidentally, this is the first time I can say I completed all tasks I had in mind; from starting off new seeds for things that didn't grow/got eaten to planting out larger plants and re-potting seedlings. Even some weeding!!!
Slug bait is an absolute must, the pests are everywhere and I'm determined not to feed them any more.
Below: Really pleased with the onions, garlic and shallots. I hoed in between the rows.
Below: The asters and marigolds I re-potted are not only clinging on to life but actually growing big and strong.
Upon reading the small print I learned that sweet peas will not be flowering until next year, irritatingly, but they needed to grow in the individual pots.
In the middle we have a few aquilegia which are teeny tiny but I'm optimistic they'll grow soon.