The menfolk in our group have all been doing some work on the allotment. My husband, R, has been digging in the afternoons. T and D have been putting together raised beds from pallets and putting in posts to attach a net fence to for keeping the deer out.
T has bought raspberry canes and T and D have planted them and we have bought potatoes to start chitting.
The canes are small so difficult to see but there is a row which will be against the back fence.
The two metal poles in between the raised beds will be for a gate. The duck boards stacked between the poles will provide a walk way.
There will be four raised beds with the next two in front of the existing two. In the background is the pile of weeds that R has dug out and the council will move it to the big heap with a digger/tractor.
The compost has been delivered for everyone to help themselves to.
As my contribution I emptied the bags of potatoes on to paper lined trays and have put them in the front bedroom to finish chitting. I say finish as some have already started.
We have two trays of Red Fir Apple and four trays of Maris Peer.
We will take some of each potato for our own veg plot too. They were on offer as cheaper for two bags at a time and usually we need very little for our veg plot but the allotment plot is large so we bought the biggest amount we have ever bought. There is a total of two hundred potatoes.
It is all coming together very nicely. R is going to an allotment meeting at the pub tonight. It is a great project for us all and the menfolk are already dreaming of summer barbeques at the allotment.