I’ve been in Wales a whole 5 weeks now and my Dad has been sending me photos of my allotment and keeping me up to date on what’s going on down in Hampshire. I’m sad to see that the weather is taking it’s toll on poor old plot 15c and Autumn has been settled in. It looks so lonely and empty, showing the end of a rather bad year of harvests from the allotment.
I’m planning lot’s that need to be done when I get back though and the list is getting longer. Other than a general tidy up the tulips need to be planted back into the trough, the fruit bushes need pruning, seed needs to be collected, crops need to be harvest or pulled up, plants need to be mulched with manure, the shed needs the galvanised roofing attached, broad beans need to be sown, rhubarb needs to be moved, the cold frame needs a new home, the archway needs repairing, the water butt needs lifting, the fruit cage needs a door…. I’m sure I’ve missed a few jobs too!!
Part of me is super excited to get the plot ready for next year and I can’t wait to get planning which flowers and vegetables I’ll be growing. The seed catalogues are starting to come in thick and fast now and there’s so much temptation! I’m planning lots of flowers to be planted in the new flower bed and around the pond, there’s more space which means more flowers next year. I also want to try growing some different vegetables next year, using my lack of space in the best way possible by using the three sisters technique and vertical growing etc. My head is buzzing with new ideas that I want to incorporate into my allotment next year and I’ll be sure to keep you all updated with the plans and what seeds I’ll be buying, but for now I’m going to enjoy my time in Wales 🙂