Allotment Update No. 10

2011 February 5
by Chris Vernon

Follow the allotment series here.

More digging on the allotment. Gradually, it’s looking more like an allotment and less like the field we took on last year. The first image is from the front, looking back in a westerly direction. The green grass in the foreground is the stuff we cut throughout the summer.


Looking west, 5th Feb 2011.

The plastic sections in the middle are experimental. We’re wondering what impact four months under cover will have on the grass. The grass left uncut towards the back, is brown.

In total, from front to back we have the following beds:

  • Six 2.5 x 1.25 m (one full of onions, one half garlic and half onions)
  • Four 1 x 4 m
  • Two 5.5 x 2 m
  • Three 1.5 x 2 m (one full of onions, one half garlic)
  • One 5.5 x 1 m
  • Two 2.5 x 1.25 m
  • One 5.5 x 1 m

From the other end, these are the more recent beds.


Looking east, 5th Feb 2011.

There’s still quite a bit of room, around 10 m undug. We should manage to finish all the beds over the next month or so. We’re adding manure as we go along, hardly making a dent in the heap!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Alice permalink
    February 7, 2011

    This looks bloody great guys!!! I’ll come lend a hand sometime! Hugs

  2. February 11, 2011

    It’s huge! Where is it?

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