I’ve now been an allotment tenant for one whole year! I’ve yet to harvest anything except weeds, weeds and more weeds, but the construction of the wooden raised beds is almost finished and the over wintered broad beans, garlic and shallots are all doing well.
Just as a personal reminder to me more than anything- here is a picture of what it looked like this time last year and after a full day’s hard graft last Thursday.
Athough taken from different angles, it reminds me on how far I've come clearing the soil of weeds and building what I hope will be an imensely productive and not too time consuming plot in the future. My crops are all planned in a four year rotation with the spuds chitting on the north facing window sills at home- waiting to go in.
I plan to do 45 minutes of digging on my way home from work every day this week as the weekends just aren't long enough to fit everything in!