When we first embarked on growing our own potatoes, we found that’s there a little more to it than chucking them in. I’m talking first earlies, earlies and main crop.
When we took on our first allotment plot, we were so eager to get going; in hindsight, there are a few things that I would have done differently. Here are some of the things I wish I could have told myself from the onset.
I try to grow my onions from seed, but I couldn’t resist this pack of my favourite Red Barron onions from home bargains, just 99p!
I have sown a few seeds and have a few more planned to sow in March, but there are other tasks to complete before I get carried away with the seedlings!
It’s been a little over a year since my last blog post; it was never my intention to take a break but after transitioning to full-time work (I work part-time for a care company and part-time for myself), it’s the way that things panned out.
We have taken this opportunity (it’s fairly empty) to restrengthen and recover. Well, when I say recover I mean to make use of all the odds and sods bits of plastic and glass we have. Including an old patio door, old shower doors and abandoned greenhouse parts.
It’s not essential to have a shed at the allotment, but it certainly helps to have a place to keep your tools (we don’t leave anything valuable in ours). A shed can also become a place to retreat from the showers or just tot sit, have a cuppa and make plans!