Allotment diary 8th March

Monday 8th March – Dry & Sunny although rain & high winds expected Wednesday through Thursday – Planted the first of my peas today – 2 rows of Early Onward & 2 rows of Kelvedon Wonder – double rows with a 5 inch gap for the climbing wire – worked a handful of Fish blood & bone into the soil before planting.

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Also today, Monday 8th March I took some cuttings of my Welsh Kale plant, which has been prolific all winter, potted them on, hoping to have some plants to give to the Horticultural Society plant sale scheduled for sometime in May.

Sunday 7th March – Latest news – Farmyard Manure – Just in news that Farm Manure is available by the bag or the trailer load for a donation to local farm charity. Contact Will Hosking on 07891 087181 please give LHS as a reference. Fill your boots!!

Week commencing 1st March 2021

Finished planting potatoes, making the most of this fine dry spell.

Nine rows planted, 4 of Maris Peer, 3 of Maris Piper and 2 of Sarpo Mira, the blight resistant variety. Should be lifting new potatoes by mid to late May.

Weeded the strawberry bed and the raspberries, gave the raspberries some wood ash from our log burner. As i have plenty of wood ash, I thought I’d try a bit on the rhubarb and then topped it off with some home made compost to give the rhubarb a feed.

Planted a few onion sets, 2 rows of Sturon. Then planted a row of Golden gourmet shallots. Sowed a seed tray of Musselburgh leek.