The big project for spring this year is the Soft Fruit Enclosure, a 3m square space just for growing berries and currants. The enclosure is an enclosure because they are popular with birds as well as humans. In the enclosure we have currently we have: Redcurrants (Inherited with the allotment)
Today I started work on the Soft Fruit Enclosure, planted a couple of Pear trees in builders buckets and received a present of some pond plants by a kind neighbour. In the greenhouse the Mizuna and Buckthorn plantain have started to sprout, the red onions are peeping through. No sign
The Greenhouse has been my labor of love this winter. It as you can see is actually a hybrid polytunnel and greenhouse. Every last bit of the design has been deliberate – though it may not look it at first. My major goals were: To withstand the incredibly high winds
Today was a day for shovelling poo. We visited our local stables, who have been wonderful enough to let us have manure for free. Now that they have spread manure on the fields the mountain of pow is now just a small hillock. This has revealed some of the well-rotted
Today was a day of building raised beds for the polytunnel adding new layers of rotted manure. I will be adding more rotted manure and cotton stuffing until the full bed height is reached. I estimate the deepest bed at about 18″ and the shallowest at about 10-12″. It really
It was a cloudy day at the allotment today, the place was pretty much empty so it was just me, nature and some . The main task today was a little DIY, I’m building the base for the polytunnel which has involved the creation of a raised and a sunken bed.
Today we did a little bit of Lasagne Gardening well okay not truly lasagne gardening but a similar idea. True lasagne gardening by the way is simply a no-dig method that uses green compost and brown compost alternated providing an excellent mulch. We’re using the same idea to keep weeds at