Ok, so it's Wednesday. That's exactly half way to the next allotment time (didn't they used to be called 'weekends'?) and I'm already up to my virtual eyes in ideas for those two days. The weather forecast is looking good, well good for February anyway, so there's no reason why I shouldn't be reporting back on Monday on lots of jobs jobbed. All being well my parents should be coming to visit the plot on Saturday, primarily so we can show it off but also because my Dad is more likely to be able to walk down the fruit tunnel and tell us what’s a dormant fruit bush and what’s a nasty weed than I am and such info would be massively useful before everything starts growing.
I'm also getting a little concerned that my plan of ten identical 4' by 13' beds may cause problems for things like potatoes as that may not leave enough room for two rows in each, esp. with all the earthing up they need. Has anyone worked out an 'ideal' size for a potato bed?
I'm also coming round to the idea that I need to take a day off work in the next few weeks to either burn through some of the digging or do all those little jobs I keep putting off back at home because I want to be on the allotment. Taking a day off to garden? I suddenly feel like a grown up! ;)
Before I go, a quick question for anyone reading this, I'm assuming other people get the black plastic they cover their plots in from garden centres. Am I right and if not where's the best place to look?