Friday 9 May 2008

A big plot weekend planned.

It's been over a week since the last update but despite appearances things have been pretty busy at this end. Up at the plot we've been using the sudden attack of summer to try and regain control of an allotment that had got a bit unruly after the grotty weather which, along with some visits to family, had limited out plot time somewhat in the last couple of weeks.

With a beautiful sunny weekend ahead we're hoping to get a million jobs done to really kick off the growing season. Among the general weeding and clearing that still needs doing we're hoping to make our first raised bed and sow a load of salad stuff in it, plant out the courgettes, finish rescuing the strawberry patch from the knee high weeds that have devoured it, setup the bean and pea supports, and sow some of the root veg.

I've been looking forward to this weekend all week as it's the first time in ages good weather is going to coincide with us not having loads of other things to do which means we can finally spend a good long time on the plot catching up. Fingers crossed I'll have a big long post with loads of pictures on Monday to show you all how it went.


Unknown said...

Hi Paul & Melanie,
Just thought I would stop by and say that I think your blog is wonderful. I too am a 1st timer and finding my way around everything. Your window sills look similar to what mine did a few weeks ago - baby plants everywhere.
Keep up the good work & enjoy & I hope you will enjoy my blog as much as I have enjoyed yours.
Ali - Carshalton, Surrey (rainy Surrey)

glosterwomble said...

Ok, Ok, where've you gone? Post after post and then nothing, nowt, zilch! :) Like me you're probably too busy at the plot or tending seedlings!

Unknown said...

Come on guys, what you doing? Where have you gone? Getting all worried over here.

baz said...

may i ask who i would need to apply to, to put my name on the list for the upton allotments i literally live 2 mins away

vegmonkey said...

You guys still with us? Or did you get a bit carried away with the plot and never returned from the allotment?

glosterwomble said...

ok, we give in, stop playing hide and seek. Have you given up the plot?