Category: grow your own

Regular

Just spent the past hour collecting fallen leaves and filled 10 bags with them. This will rot down over winter and through the spring into lovely leaf mould that I can put onto my raised beds before planting my veggies in 2019.

Regular

I was down at the allotment for 9am this morning and it felt good to get an early start on all the clearing up. I got so much done below is a list for anyone who is interested.

– weeded four beds next to my greenhouse

– moved two small compost heaps into my new long bed

– layered and topped up my compost bins, adding shredded paper, grass cuttings and all the old cuttings and remnants of the plants I grew this year

– started some nettle fertiliser

– collected my first batch of leaves that will break down to leaf mould

– added the left over chicken pellets to one of my raised beds and dig it in

– added torn egg boxes and newspaper to my extra long bed and topped it up with well rotted manure all ready for next spring

– added a layer of newspaper to all other raised beds ready for a layer of manure (when I get the next batch)

All in all another productive day down at the allotment 😀

Regular

Never has anyone ever looked this happy and excited to have planted garlic at their allotmnet

My allotment 8th July 2017.

My allotment 8th July 2017.

These babies are going out today. It’s a brilliant day to…

These babies are going out today. It’s a brilliant day to get loads of work done at my plot. I wonder if Mark is going to bring me some dinner?

May 2017

May 2017

Follow my blog to see my developments through the 2017 season.

Follow my blog to see my developments through the 2017 season.

Seedlings 2017. Hopefully that’s it for the cold nights…

Seedlings 2017. Hopefully that’s it for the cold nights now. My little chaps survived the freezing temperatures. I’m very happy that my parsnips germinated and I now have the first lot in the ground. Out of all the aubergine seeds I sowed only one came up to say hi, so I’ll have to take extra care. I’ve got the day off on Sunday and it’s going to be a full allotment day.

Woooooooo ? finally after three years of waiting I now have a…

Woooooooo ? finally after three years of waiting I now have a lovely greenhouse. Can’t wait to get down there tomorrow to sow some more seeds.

Berwick Upon Tweed Allotments. I must say these are the…

Berwick Upon Tweed Allotments. I must say these are the prettiest allotments I have seen so far on my adventures. I first came across them a couple of years ago when me and my dad visited Berwick for a walking trip. Seeing them in the spring was great and the soil looks amazing. A lot of hard work has gone into these plots and I’m sure there will be some super tasty fruit and veg.