We were looking through some plot photo’s today, showing Alison’s niece what we had done so far, when we saw the image taken, the day we signed for the plot, the 27th of September 2014.
Within a month we had planned the area for the shed and large greenhouse, weeded and covered the area.
After the bonfire evening in November, we cracked on with the veg side of the plot and unearthed some pre existing beds.
December gave us some lovely frosty days. One of these days gave me the opportunity to dig up the old raspberry canes and make that particular area ready for potatoes.
January saw a marked improvement in the whole plot. We had a poly tunnel frame that we would use as a fruit cage, more beds were readied for planting and the over wintering onions and garlic were doing well.
February saw us build an arbour over the middle path at the front of both halves. To grow up and over the arbour we have planted blackberries and raspberries.
March saw the large greenhouse take up residence on the plot. The shed will go before the greenhouse to shield it from the wind, which generally blows down the site towards our plot.
March also saw us loose the poly tunnel frame that we planned to use as a fruit cage. The wind got hold of it and blow it right to the end of the site. We did rescue the netting and roof of the frame to use to net brassica beds.
April saw the shed make an appearance on the plot and 6 medium size beds plus the spud bed be ready for the planting to take place. We also found that we had a small pond in the corner of one of the beds.
And finally, or at least so far, to May. The greenhouse is clean and ready for the tomatoes, the potatoes are in and the pond has changed dramatically!
The veg side, or as it is now known as Alison’s side, looks great now and we have 4 small beds left to plant up.
Its been a great 8 months so far. Lots of hard work but that work has paid off.
In addition, Humphrey Park Allotment Association is a great site to be part of. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The community spirit is amazing and there are events planned through out the year, including the plant sale of this bank holiday weekend, to raise funds for the Association and to bring the plot holders together and keep the community spirit alive and kicking!!