Happy new year, everyone! I hope 2022 will be kind to us all. Much to our surprise we appeared to be the first ones at the allotment this morning – unless the amazing Mrs P had already visited and left by the time we got there at 10.30am! It’s certainly possible.
Here are the raised beds and the fruit cage on the first day of 2022:
I have to admit to being a bit despondent first thing – as I did get rather disheartened with the allotment at the latter end of last year, but I have been cheered by the fact that the daffodils are on their way. And – even better! – the tulips have started to sprout underneath their netting:
This is good news indeed as it means they have grown beyond being attractive to the squirrels so we have removed the netting:
Whilst there, we harvested some sprouts for our new year meals:
And we added the stalks and leaves from the sprouts to the compost:
K also took the opportunity to prune the blackcurrant bushes so that meant more composting – which is fabulous as of course the smell of the canes is amazing when you’re chopping them up:
He also made a start on mending one of the raised beds we didn’t get round to doing last year, but it’s a bit of an ongoing project at the moment. In the meantime, I have taken out the asters and the carnations from the perennial bed as I fancy something different this year – don’t know what that might be yet though.
Anyway, here is the harvest – of sprouts!
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, everyone.