so its not actually spring yet but allotment work has started and id like to share last years work as I wasn’t blogging back then.
these are my before and after photos, my progress and some of my produce. this year with the help of my partner we should have a great crap and a lot more opportunity to use it.
the little space I had was an overgrown offcut from my dads and grandfathers plot, they have had it for almost 30 years and now I have a piece of family history I suppose.
if you are looking to do something similar here are my 5 top tips for allotmenteers.
1. be prepared to dig, no the council wont do it for you and some plots are very overgrown so don’t take it on lightly.
2. have a good sturdy pair of shows that your not afraid to get muddy, rain or shine you need to be protected.
3. planting straight into the ground can work but its much easier to plant into trays and transfer the small plants to the ground, also the birds don’t get the seeds that way. a simple plastic green house can be picked up very inexpensively or a sunny windowsill will work too.
4. make sure you know what kind of soil you have, so the plants you grown suit the soil and you don’t have a disappointing and disheartening crop.
5. and lastly grow what you eat no point growing cabages if you hate them, this could really save you money if you think about what you buy regularly and grow accordingly.