Sunday, 19 September 2010

Questions and Lists

I paid the allotment association fees today. Whilst I was in the hut I asked a question that I had not fully expected to come tipping out of my mouth. How easy is it to down size to a half plot? As I heard the words I was already asking myself - why are you saying this.

Much to my surprise they said it could be done but then spent most of the time talking me out of the idea. These are the guys that watch my efforts at the plot and when they do their inspections, they send me untidy allotment letters. Their tune was so much more supportive than I expected.

I admit as I reflect now writing this post, I did manage to go most of the growing season without a letter. So that is an improvement on last year.

Inevitably that means I have drawn up another to do list and top of that list is to sort out the strawberry runners, I hope to do it in an evening this week ever ambitious me!
I hope that means my mojo is back.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Its because....

I've been spending some time with these two that the weeds have grown at my allotment

Wet warm weather makes things look worse than they really are, green patch has not galloped out of control I have been doing things. So I am not grateful for the letter about the allotment. But I am truly grateful to have had a great summer with these two.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A plan to forage foiled

Just before my few days away in Wales, I had tested the ripeness of some green plums. They were not my plums they technically were unowned. They grow on the railway side of the fence which runs parallel to the main path that goes along the edge of my allotment. I felt that I could justify taking them when I returned from my mini break.

This is what greeted me when I went to the patch this week. I wonder if anyone actually had any of the plums. You think I would learn not to anticipate harvesting anything by now with this gardening game.