We have now brought the allotment area back to school. We are in the process of building the new beds within the school grounds close to the Forest School. Unfortunately there are one or two legal matters that have to be clarified before we are in a position to rebuild the shed and the greenhouse. As soon as these areas are ready, we will begin preparing the ground, sowing and growing vegetables and fruit.
Below are extracts from the diary when we were based at Feniscliffe allotments, just off Green Lane.
Rhubarb Crumble on its way.
Raspberry leaves beginning to show
Hyacinths in bloom
More hyacinths flowering
The broad beans we planted are really growing fast
More broad beans
Our greenhouse had been covered in UV plastic.
We'll soon be able to grow tomatoes
Unfortunately, the weather has been so bad in the last two weeks, we haven't been able to go to the allotment. Instead we've begun to 'chit' our potatoes.
We use egg trays to hold the seed potatoes
Gently placing the different potatoes on egg tray
Gently does it
A different tray for each variety of potato
Clearly labelled so we know which are which
All ready to start chitting
Mid January 2017
Early January 2017