My New year started well. The weather is reasonably kind to me and I have been going to the allotment as often as I can. I knew I had a few jobs that needed doing – finishing the weeding in the fruit cage and tackling the raspberry patch. This is another job that keeps coming up, never mind how often I do it during the year. To start with I had to cut down all the old canes that bore fruit. This is quite easy, it is clear which ones these are. That done it showed even more all the weeds. I was hoping to do the weeding during one session but that was too hopeful. I finished the job today and I’ll wait and see how quickly the weeds will start growing. I’m not cutting corners, all weeds are pulled up. roots and all.
I also planted the first part of my elephant garlic in the ground, it was growing in a grow box in my garden. I needed to empty the box because I have a plan how to use it better.
There will be more to come.
My friend who is a tree surgeon and does garden clearances asked me if I wanted a greenhouse. Of course I said yes. He said that he and his men will put it up on my plot. I’ve never seen a greenhouse assembled this fast. He told me that they very carefully dismantled it, saved all the clips, springs and glass so they just reversed the process. They will need to replace a few panes of glass, it gets rather brittle with age. It is not just an ordinary greenhouse, there are two bolted together.
I even have two benches inside. This is where the grow boxes come in, I will have them in the back greenhouse and in the front one I’ll put large flowerpots. I still have a number of them from the cannabis farm some years ago. Also the position of the greenhouse is such that I’ll be able to stand a line of the large pots outside, it is a perfect sun trap and tomatoes will thrive there.
Waste not want not.