Cold rain interrupted the plans to visit the allotment today. So rather than just get on with other things I made time to mull over what we have done and this thinking about the patch has been supported by reading the free supplement with the Guardian. I now am concerned that the mix in my compost is wrong far too much wet stuff so roll on smelly slime. Perhaps I shouldn't have let Owen pee in the composter when he needed to go whilst working at the patch, it will have just accelerated the slime problem. I've also placed a row of onions next to where I have sown some broad beans and apparently these are not good companion plants a point I never considered when I started stuffing them into the earth. So now I'm anticipating nothing growing. Should I buy the observer tomorrow and see if part two depresses me further about my efforts so far.
Watching gardeners world (on demand TV) this evening didn't lighten my mood much either as they didn't show their allotment we have to wait to next week as part of their big tease.
A good point is I think I may have located some pallets for the allotment but the freecycler has not got back to me about collection yet (I'd like to get them tomorrow). So it seems I feel a bit frustrated all round.
Still one new bit of thinking for me, is to research some ways of encouraging slug eating toads to the patch, I need to put this on my to do list.