The soil is a wonderful thing…..Treat it like a good old friend….give it the sort of nourishment it really appreciates….keep it in good heart – and it will reward you by growing almost anything your heart desires.
The weather forecast for this weekend had been rain, rain and more rain but luck prevailed and I managed a whole day at the plot yesterday, including a manure delivery.
I never thought I would one…pay for a pile of poo, and two…get excited about it being delivered! But for us allotmenteers manure is gold, so £25 for a whole trailer of gold seems a bargain.
Friday had been pretty grim with lots of rain, so when I arrived I lifted back a section of the weed membrane to allow the air to get the ground for a while before I started digging. Whilst waiting I cleared the outhouse of the shed, cut back and pulled up any weeds. Now it just needs weed membrane or slabs laying down then a good clean. Here is a before photo of one side.
Any tips on cleaning solution, or just traditional soap and water?
Bang on time, 11am and the manure arrived from a local farm about 3 miles away. I wasn’t expecting as much as arrived so delighted. Lots of shovelling to do!
I shovelled about half on to the plot then felt like I wasn’t making the desired progress, so stopped and started digging and pulling up never-ending nettle roots until it was time to go home.
Weeds will be never-ending story, but great stories aren’t made without challenges, determination and hard work.