I’ve just got back from the allotment. I spent the morning measuring up my new plot and rough digging over the first bed. The plot is pretty big its measures 27.30 m x 8.60 m.
The previous owner had crops planted last season so I will be planning crop rotation. This first bed measures 3.80 m x 4.60 m and contained brassicas so I will either plant carrots, beetroot, peas, beans etc or potatoes and squashes.
This patch took a couple of hours to rough dig over. On my old plot it would have been a couple of days work. Left to mother nature, and a few ground frosts these big clumps of soil will break down nicely. I can then folk it over, and it will be much easier to remove weedy roots.
- Buy some graph paper to plan the plot layout.
- The committee is keen to clear my old plot, so I need to start moving things over
- Clear some of the large plant rubbish and cutting which were left behind
- Make a compost heap from the pallets left on my old plot
- Start making allotment cake!