Allotment Update No. 2

2010 July 20
by Chris Vernon

Follow the allotment series here.

At the weekend we marked out two beds with old guy ropes, tent pegs and a little help from Pythagoras. The plot is approximately 8 m wide, so we’ve gone for two 2.5 x 1.25 m (~8’ by 4’) with a half metre path between and around 1 m wide paths at either end.

All we did was dig the turf ~4” deep and flip it back over, green side down. Fairly hard work after a 10 mile run a couple of hours earlier! So it looks like this:


First bed.

Somewhat concerned about the grass just growing skyward again, we put the previously chopped down long grass, thistles and nettles on top before leaving. Will the grass just grow back through?

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