and have a wormery that
you're no longer using
we'd love to re-home it.
As planned the allotment group meet up yesterday. We started off in the Station House having a nice cup of tea and a planning session. The two plots are now pretty much planned out but things are ever evolving. We've decided to make a fixture of the 'nursery' bed where raspberry cane cuttings where placed for the winter.
The canes appear to be doing well, so we thought it best to leave them where they are.
We had a long discussion about the compost heap we inherited on plot two, in the end we decided rather than try to find a way of dispersing the soil - we would plant squashes on it, the soil should very fertile and a great growing spot for them.
We took a short walk around the site and spotted that the water butts were frozen over with solid sheets of ice on top!!
The allotment group is meeting up this Friday although very cold we are determined to get over to the allotment - check all is well, the ground will probably be too hard to dig but we can take a walk around the site. It's been proven just being outside in the fresh air and taking some gentle exercise can help boost our mood.
Today I'm going to start planning our planting and seed sowing. Last year people very kindly gave us lots of seeds mostly flowers, we also had some packets of seeds that had gone out of date. We planted these with varying sucess rates. Once again we have seed saved - sunflowers always seem to do well. It's also on my mind that pretty soon I need to put an order in for seed potatoes.
We went over to the allotment this morning to finish off the pruning. We've decided to leave digging over and tidying up the lower end of the plot to around the end of March. The area is a little overgrown and there's lots of leaves and stems left insitu. These will provide shelter for insects and other small creatures over the cold winter - enabling them to complete their 'life cycles'. Most will emerge as the weather warms up.
A few words
Hi, I'm Sharon!