Sunday was a momentous day - my first proper trip to the alotment, tools & all! HURRAH!
I dragged tha small amount of rubbish from one end (that looks like it's been recently cultivated) then ended up chatting for an hour with some of the other plotholders including Keith, my plot neighbour. He's a smashing old gentleman & appears to be the knower-of-all-things... Perfect, as I know nowt!
He pointed out what twitch grass roots look like (another mystery solved) & I set to digging it over with a fork & then picking out the grass & roots etc. The soils seems great to me - really easy to dig & free draining. It'll get dry in the summer, but there's a water trough just a few meters away.
Here's the sum of the actual work done in my first visit. Not much really but I'll be able to finish off this bed during the next visit.
Already on the plot are some well established blackberry bushes, a rowan tree, a large red currant bush, some new gooseberry bushes & a couple of strawberry plants. Not bad considering I've not done anything yet!
I mentioned to Keith (the wise) where I'd put my seed potatoes & I could see he was concerned, "I usually put mine on top of the wardrobe" says he.
Top of the wardrobe - GENIUS.
My potatoes have now been relocated apart from 4 of each as a comparison.
It was great to see a few families there & the kids were having a great time playing on their bikes "helping" their parents dig or "helping" to lay plastic sheeting.
I'll have to get my kids up there soon. Does anyone have any tips for "Kids on Allotments"?