It was a neglected plot, right next to mine. I hated the idea of all that lovely soil not producing anything so a decision was made. I took on a half – there is a greenhouse on the first half and somebody else has got that. I didn’t want a greenhouse on the allotment – too much hassle with watering, ventilation etc.
First I moved a mountain of piled up wood and don’t know what else, sorted out good pieces that could be used again and then started digging.
Cold or no cold – digging is a perfect remedy. It only took a few days and the job is done. I even managed to construct a little enclosure for a compost heap (for weeds and such like), moved the water-butt and a composter bin and now all is just lovely and ready to be planted.
Because I know the previous occupant grew potatoes I shall put some pumpkins, squashes and bush courgettes there this year.
You can’t have enough ground, there are always plants to grow…..