Badger Boo loves coming to the allotment with me, usually he likes to help with the digging, but as it was a bit chilly yesterday he opted to take a supervisory roll, watching me from the comfort of his cushion in the shed.
I recently decided to hand back the rear half of our allotment as it's just too big for me to manage on my own as Himself can't do any of the heavy work at the moment.
Last year I covered the rear to stop the weeds growing and to save me having to mow it in the summer, as I'm handing it back I had to get it uncovered ready for the next person to take over. The back half is in a lot better condition than when we took it over as you can see here.
The tarpaulins look so untidy to my tidy mind, but in the long run they will make life so much easier when it comes to digging again.
I've left one of the beds uncovered as it has the Rhubarb and some Leeks in it, plus last year it was turned over many times and the Couch Grass was sort of under control by the end of the Summer.
Now it's time for my favourite part, planning what to grow this year and setting out the plans for some new raised beds, I already have the materials just didn't have the time to sort them out last year.
I'm also thinking of planting a Pear and Cherry tree to compliment the existing Apple tree which bore so much fruit last year I've not had to buy any apples and still have plenty in my shed at home.
Originally there were plans to have a meadow area at the back to attract bees and insects, I'm hoping to still have an area to do this but not sure how it will fit in now on a smaller plot.
I had so many plans for the allotment last year, and hope to get them all in place this year and turn it into a beautiful and tranquil place that supports us with yummy organic vegetables.
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