Saturday 1 February 2020

Planning and Reviewing February in Previous Years

Reviewing the diary over the last Seven years for February

2013 - Infrastructure works, drying weeds for burning, burning weeds, Rain start of the month, dry towards the end, delivery of woodchip to plot, built a coldframe  
2014 - Infrastructure works, transplanting bluebells and daffs in comfrey bed, bought and planted fruit trees, Constructed Greenhouse Sub Frame, Seeds from Lidl I could not resist at 29p a pack or 5 for a £1   

2015 -  Allotment Winter Tidy Up, Spent tomato compost & coir dressing added to beds, Sprouts, Cabbage, Chitting Potatoes, Timber base for the greenhouse created, Onions from Seeds   

2016 - Infrastructure works, kerb stones off freecycle, Base for the shed on Spencer Road. Erecting the Shed, Trimming shaggy weed membrane, gathering compost paper & Coffee Grounds.

2017 Infrastructure works, Laying concrete slabs at Spencer Road in the Greenhouse area , Portable Grow Station created and Sprouts sown, Grow Station 2 created, Chitting potatoes in Grow Station 2,  

2018 Infrastructure works, Laying concrete slabs on Plot 1A, Installing the bed edging that had been brought from Spencer Road Allotment, Warming Up Beds with solar tunnels and obtaining Timber Roof Joists from the building site next door.

2019 - Infrastructure works, Frost and a couple or raining Allotment days this year. Andy brought leaves from home for my leaf pile. Burning rotted timber and dry vegetation. Painting timber joists on the plot. Attacking the hawthorne along the wall. Purchased potatoes from Wilko and set up chitting potatoes in Space saver Greenhouse. Attended the Garden Press Event and came home with lots of  packs of seeds and other goodies. 

Planned for 2020

As last year January was very wet, so I'm playing catch up with a lot of items that were scheduled to happen last month. So if the weather permits I have plan to undertake more Infrastructure works. 

To Do List  

Below is the to do list in no particular order and catching up with what actually happened in November and what has slipped in December 2019 as there has been so much rain that the Grotto Canal is once again flowing as the water table is so high . 

Mill Green - Plot 1A
  • Clear Bed 2 of Cabbages and cover - TBD
  • Clear Beds 7 & 8 of the sweetcorn roots and cover for Winter - Half completed 
  • Clear the storage area to the side and the back of the shed - TBD
  • Cut back the tree over the shed so it can be re roofed - TBD
  • Remove and dispose of Corex on the roof - TBD   
  • Temporary Bitumen the shed roof where felt is missing - TBD  
  • Re felt the roof of the shed - TBD   
  • Fix the potting Bench - TBD
  • Clear the Wasp Nest in greenhouse 1A - To Be Done once the wasps have gone! 
  • Rhubarb Bed to be created - clearance of weeds in current location and move when ready
  • Tidy Up the Allotment - Ongoing and looking better all the time 
  • Clear area behind the Greenhouse - TBD
  • Weeding - Never ending job   
  • Clear Seating Area - TBD
  • New Fix the Runner Bean Frames to the wall - Dismantled and awaiting fixing to wall 

Mill Green - Plot 1
  • As much infrastructure works as the weather will allow - Seven Raised Beds Constructed and waiting for areas to be dug and weeded 
  • Install the kerb edging along the bottom of Plot 1 - TBD
  • Clear the weeds and install a 600mm margin around the perimeter of the plot - Ongoing
  • Woodchip the Margin around the perimeter of the plot. - Ongoing 
  • Clear fire area - Must Do February 
  • Have fires to clear the rubbish - Must Do February
  • Start digging and weeding the Beds and Paths - 2 New beds and paths in
  • Erect the greenhouse - New Timbers to be cut and treated   
  • Tidy Up the Allotment - Ongoing and looking better all the time
  • Remove remaining Hawthorne bushes from the wall - TBD
  • Stock pile Hawthorne to dry before burning - TBD 
  • Stockpile Timber ready for burning  - Ongoing
  • New Install at least four new beds and paths in February - TBD
  • Planning - Ongoing
  • Planning - Ongoing
  • Catalogue Seeds - Vegetables for 2020 done just flowers remain.
  • New Clean and tidy the Space saver Greenhouse - TBD
  • New Cut Path Weed Membrane - TBD
  • New Cut Bed Weed Membrane - TBD
  • New Cut Planting Membrane - TBD
  • None at the moment.- Add when remembered.

To Do List

Apple - Prune Trees 

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