Tuesday, 21 June 2011

first harvest

Last week I got a phone call out of the blue.
We arranged to met by a notice board a 7pm.
Half an hour later I found myself the excited owner of an allotment plot, for the princely sum of £4 per annum!

Luckily the allotment is run by a trust, not the council. It's tucked away, and is not very well advertised (on purpose). So I only had to wait around two months.

Although it looks a bit of a mess at the moment, it was cultivated last year, so it shouldn't be too hard to get it looking 'ship shape'. And as you can see, we've inherited some perennials, which Ella picked whilst I weeded after school today.

It is about a 5 min drive away, but it's right opposite the car park for Ella's school, so it won't be too much of hassle to pop by regularly.

I have already designed a plan, with raised beds, four for crop rotation and the rest for perennials. I will need a little shed too!

More news soon...... x