Although we have spent most of out time digging and clearing, and generally exhausting ourselves, we have begun to see the rewards of our labour. Now that the ground is clear, we have planted a few things.
Today we put in a horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes, and a rhubarb crown. I’m slightly concerned that they’ve gone in before Tim’s finalised his grand design for the plot, as we’ll no doubt find that they’re in the wrong place for the new plan, but they’re there for the moment. And this is quite exciting, as after all, the point of the allotment is to grow stuff and eat it!
We’re particularly grateful to the other allotment holders who gave us this stuff to plant, it’s so nice to find that there’s a community of people down there growing things. And now that we have new neighbours who are starting from scratch like we did, we can spread some of the community spirit around.