Hey team - Happy Monday to you!
I'm prettttty excited to share with you my allotment update snaps today - I kept forgetting to take my camera down to the plot, but yesterday I finally remembered to pop it into the car, hooray!
I can't even begin to explain how happy I am wit the progress that we made, it finally feels like everything is falling into place and we're going to be ready come Summer to have grown some awesome crops!
Jack and I started at 9am yesterday and were joined in the afternoon by the lovely Megan and Gareth who were AMAZING and helped get so many tasks ticked off my to-do list! We did a full day 9am to 6pm!
Last year we were chasing our tails as soon as we took on the plot, and only really managed to cultivate probably a quarter of the space.
However, yesterday we managed to not only cultivate 3 large areas that last year we didn't even touch; but we put up a little bit of greenhouse shelving; cleared the rubbish from the bottom of the plot; cleared the side gullies ready for beans and peas; and laid a ton of wood chipping paths between planting areas.
We did have to run and hide in the greenhouse twice as we got caught in two rather epic hail storms - but it brightened up right away and we got back to work!
Plus another Brucey bonus that I was pleased to discover was that my little row of peas I planted a couple of weeks ago and protected with a mini poly tunnel and pea netting was not eaten by mice as I had been told it probably would. I found a whole row of lovely little pea shoots sprouting away all the way down the length of the tunnel!
It looks amazing, and where over the last few weeks I've felt a little bit overwhelmed by the amount of work that needed doing - I know feel confident that I can continue on with little tasks day-by-day when I head down myself.
Here's a little comparison - showing where we were last year when we took the plot on and now...
Let me know what you've all got started so far - I love to know what everyone else is up to!
Plus in the next few weeks I'll be sharing some tips on growing your own with much smaller spaces/indoors!