Solving the Potato Famine – Albeit a little late …

Despite the frustration of the weeds taking a hold on the allotment again, I was not deterred. I covered the weeds throughout the allotment with tarpaulin and left them for the winter.

Learning from my mistakes, the ground was then covered with tarpaulin. This keeps the weeds under control over winter and killed the grasses.

Learning from my mistakes, the ground was then covered with tarpaulin. This keeps the weeds under control over winter and killed the grasses.

Whilst this was happening there were plenty of jobs to be on with. For instance, I put up a second hand shed (with a lot of help from my Dad) that  I had acquired from a friend and set up some shelving  for my seeds to grow (when the weather improved). Continue reading

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Allotment Apocalypse!

I’d given gardening a go and although I had killed quite a few plants, there were many successes too! Through experience, constant mistakes and trial and error I had learnt a lot the hard way. I had sought help from my Nan, stealing many plants and phoning every other day to check everything was how it should be. Her wealth of gardening knowledge helped me no-end! She had provided tomatoes, potatoes and many cuttings which thrust a lot of welcome responsibility on me. I had been given  a wealth of advice from my Father-in-Law and taken cuttings from his garden too. It was safe to say I had the gardening bug – I was hooked. Continue reading