Organising Seeds for the Year Ahead

Each year, before I start ordering I like to take a look through all of the seeds that I already have. Invariably I end up with a few stashes here there and everywhere. My first job is to gather them all up and bring them home from the allotment.

Moving the Rhubarb

With the plan to use one of our, now three plots, as a low maintenance ‘fruit plot’. I had been waiting for the best time to relocate our rhubarb plants from their current position on our first original plot to this new space dedicated just to fruit. It also gives me a chance to cover…

Watering Whilst Away

For us, the end of the school year is fast approaching and thoughts have turned to wrapping up work projects (at Evoke Visual), checking travel arrangements and digging out the cases. I think that this year will be different, in that the allotment is also going to need a little holiday planning too in order…

Clearing and Covering

In order to make the task manageable, we have been doing a bit at a time, firstly clearing of debris, strimming and then covering.

3 Plots! We Must Be Mad!

Well a fair bit has happened since I last wrote. On almost filling up our original plot, it came to the time a month or so ago when the pumpkin plants were ready to go out. On having either planted or allocated the majority of the space we had I was left scratching my head…

Patching Up the Greenhouses

I decided rather than put them straight into the bin and in the true spirit of allotmenteering! I’d take them to the plot and see if I could find a use for them.

A Brand New Year at the Allotment!

Happy New Year! After a really difficult 2016, unfortunately our time at the allotment tapered off in the last quarter of the year and boy did I miss the place. Now here we are, a brand new year and a fresh start, I’ve been doing a spot of allotment shopping and I can’t wait to…

Catch Up

It’s been well over eight weeks since I last worked at the allotment, it has been such a rough time for much of the Autumn that my gardening has taken a hit. Those that follow me on instagram (@diggingtheearth) will know that I had been supporting my Auntie through her end of life care. Something…