Allotment Update

I finally get round to writing something on my Blog and adding a few photos!! The winter has been very damp and wet and this week its slightly cold but no rain!!

I’ve popped to the plot here and there, mainly adding wood chips over some of the beds as I am working on a ‘Back to Garden of Eden” way of growing although it will take another year, the wood chips are breaking down and there are less weeds. My back problem doesn’t help trying to wheelbarrow wood chips to the plot although I am right next to the pile I still need to shovel them in and push the weight along a wet path.

I’ve managed to sow some seeds into my small 4 tier Wilko greenhouse, things are starting to germinate and then I run out of space quick!

So here are some photos:


Waterlogged area


Overwintered Leeks and Elephant Garlic


Overwintered Garlic


Overwintered Broad Beans


The Plot from top to bottom



About Allotmentals Plot 103

A hobbyist gardener and allotmenteer. I suffer from a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis and also have Osteoporosis.
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4 Responses to Allotment Update

  1. This is looking good! You’ve obviously got a good head start from everything you did in the autumn. Apart from the soggy bit, which must be hard to deal with. Though I’ve found on my plot that even when large areas of our bit of the site are waterlogged, the beds I’ve built up over the years with much and not dug are slightly raised up and the water drains away from them well. Worth doing if you can enlist some help with shifting muck each year.
    We’ve got wood clippings free from our council and I plan to spread them over my fruit bed over the next few weeks as weed suppressant and mulch.

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  2. Jo says:

    Well done on getting a head start in autumn. I’m lagging behind a bit this year – but at least I have some dedicated time planned for over Easter on my allotment!

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  3. Button Bears says:

    Great work despite your back and the water logged ground.


  4. Claire says:

    Is that area prone to being water logged ? If so then work with it and create a pond/wildlife area. Just an idea, I’m just starting out on my plot but will put one in eventually.


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