02/03/2013

Plot 16? I must be off my rocker.....

Last summer, very enthusiastic from having grown my first ever tomatoes right from seed and even harvesting seeds for this year from my own crop, I applied to go on the waiting list for a local allotment. I got a call out of the blue last week to ask was I still interested and could I come along at the weekend for a look at the plot? Yep yep yep.

Sooooooo I went to look this morning, expecting to see a pretty overgrown plot, I was not disappointed.  This particular space has not been cultivated in at least 2 years and even has saplings growing there. There is a compost bin though which made my Daughter very happy (thank you Mr.Bloom). There are also brambles that are as high as my waist in many places. It'll take quite a bit of graft to get Plot 16 cleared and ready for any sort of planting but I'm so up for the challenge, despite the fact I am a complete novice gardener, know almost nothing about growing veg and will be learning on the fly as it were.

I will be heading back there tomorrow after breakfast to make a start on clearing some of the brambles, and right now I'm off to surf the web for all the helpful advice I can find!

Have a great weekend, Jolene x


6 comments:

  1. Aha! I think my brother might have books on this you know:)

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  2. Do you get a free year as it needs clearing? You should ask!
    We love our allotment - it's a lot of work but very worthwhile when you know the provenance of what you're eating!

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    1. Nah, too cheeky :-D I'll probably drive you round the twist over the next wee while looking for good advice
      xx

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  3. How exciting!! Can't wait to hear about your progress :D

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  4. Good luck and lets hope you are eating more of your own home grown produce shortly. x

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