Saturday, 26 March 2016

St Ives Allotment - Spring Is Here

St Ives Allotment - Spring - Looking Good

Good to be back out on my allotment over the last few days - as the weather has warmed and the incessant rain has dried up at last.

The plot is in fairly good shape after the Winter.

The work done back in November to clear the plots and mulch with compost seems to have paid off - the growing beds are mostly clear of weeds:
Allotment Blog - Autumn Jobs - Preparing Beds

All ready to move forward with Spring sowing and planting - I'll be starting with potatoes, broad beans and peas.

My only disappointment was my Autumn sown broad beans.

Every year I sow three or four rows of Aquadulce Claudia - which grow on slowly through the winter - then speed up in Spring to give me an early crop.

This year - for the first time - they have mostly failed - with only a few straggly plants left.

No matter - I've simply sown some more seed - which should germinate and grow over the coming weeks.
Allotment Blog - Autumn Sown Broad Beans

I am really happy to be back allotmenting after a long Winter - lots to look forward to - more news coming here soon.

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