Tuesday 31 October 2017

Plot 1 The Way Ahead

Here are my thoughts on the way ahead for Plot 1

The plan above is an approximation of the layout as I have not been able to measure the walls or the boundaries as there is a mass of hawthorne and brambles along the walls. Once cleared I will update the drawing and bed layout.

Clearance has commenced


Spring     22nd March - 21st June - Planting, Growing and Harvesting
Summer  21st June - 22nd Sept - Harvesting
Autumn   22nd Sept - 21 December - Infrastructure works
Winter     21st December - 20th March - Infrastructure works


Having cleared the vegetation for most of the plot, the next area to concentrate on is the Hawthorn and Brambles along the wall, There was a huge spoil heap of weeds in the internal corner formed by the boundary wall, which I have a vague recollection of the last tenant spreading as compost over the plot two years ago so it may not be as bad as I'm anticipating but until I clear that area and get into it I will not know.

Strim all the vegetation down as short as possible and then hire a tri flame roofing burner and burn the whole of the plot and then cover with weed membrane, and hold it down with a mixture of plastic pegs, paving slabs, lumps of timber and other dross currently piled along the boundary of Plots 1 & 1A

Next Area 1 which is the internal corner formed by the wall, where the shed and greenhouse is going. The objective is to get this done and the shed and greenhouse transported over from Spencer Road to their new homes before or during March

Area 2 will be next as I'm hoping to have 4 - 6 beds ready in the first year, I may work from the South Eastern boundary as I will want to get the Daleks over from Spencer Road and into production as soon as possible. We are arranging a drop off Manure which will initially go into the South West corner of the plot in a heap and into as many Daleks on Plot 1 as I can fill.

Area 3 as I intend to grow fruit trees along the wall and it will link up with the main path on plot 1A and give me access to the new Shed and Greenhouse on Plot 1 

Areas 2 & 3 may get reversed in order, as it may be faster to deal with area 3 first. 


The first two beds that are created on Plot 1 will be earmarked for potatoes. In addition I intend to grow more first early spuds in buckets as the buckets will help keep the weed membrane down and wind resistant.


  1. Fellow t&m notable blogger here. Love your layout CADs. Been geeking out. I also love a seed inventory.

    1. Hi Jonathan - Thanks The seed list is easier that the word document catalogue, plus I have access on my phone if out and having a seed purchase attack. I've also been punting around the other T&M notable blogs on their list. I known Beryl (the Squash Queen)from Mud & Gluts for some years now and we have shared plants with each other and visited each others plots. I love how everyone has a different focus and style.