Friday 5 January 2018

Planning and Reviewing January in Previous Years

Reviewing the diary over the last five years for January

2013 - Infrastructure works, Laying concrete 43 slab paths and patio area, Collecting Leafs  
2014Infrastructure works, Plastic edging from the Window Factory, Digital Thermometers from Lidl, dismantle a greenhouse, Bean trench, Chitting Potatoes, Onions from seed  

2015 -  Coir Blocks from Poundland, Onions from Seed, Spacesaver Greenhouse, Chitting Potatoes, Onions from seed. Allotment Winter Tidy Up   

2016 - Infrastructure works base for the Shed on Spencer Road, Sarpo Spuds arrive end of January, and were set chitting

2017 - Infrastructure works, Laying concrete slabs, Base for the patio area on Spencer Road,  Digital Thermometers from Lidls for the additional green house and Grow Station, Tomato Compost & Coir to the plot as soil conditioner  

Planned for 2018

If the weather permits I have planned Infrastructure works, clearing and weeding the area on the new plot in the location of the shed and greenhouse and if at all possible covering over the whole of the plot with weed membrane in January.

I will keep a look out for the Digital Thermometers from Lidl and purchase a few additional ones for the greenhouse and to replace a couple where the screen is not quite as good as it was.  

To Do List  
  • As much infrastructure works as the weather will allow 
  • Comfrey water butt to be taken from Spencer Road back to Mill Green -
  • Weed & Level the Shed and Greenhouse Area
  • Dig the tree out of the middle of the plot
  • Remove the Trees from along the wall  
  • Lay weed membrane over the whole plot
  • Collect the slabs from Spencer Road
  • Lay the slabs for the shed and Greenhouse  
  • Erect the greenhouse -
  • Make Air Onion raised bed frame
  • Move Comfrey Pipe from Spencer Road to Mill Green - 
  • Rhubarb Bed to be created


  • Cut more path weed membrane
  • Purchase vent opener for new greenhouse.-

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