In the process of Updating for 2023
I used to have two pages one for my Mill Green Allotment Plots. Mill Green Plot 1A was my first ever allotment plot that I got in 2012, and I had another page for plot 1 that is in fact my third half plot as for a couple of years before getting Mill Green plot 1, I had a plot on Spencer Road Allotment.
Now that I finally have the infrastructure in for plot 1 and the potting shed I have put the sign up on the potting shed and my allotment has been named "Avalon". Yes I'm a bit of a King Arthur and the Knight Of The Round Table nerd!
I've always planned my work but working my plan has often proved difficult, circumstances sometimes alter what you were planning, and this year is no exception to that rule.
So here is what I had planned for Plot 1 as of Feb 2023, and the square foot garden bed 3 is no longer going to happen as I managed to get a load of paving slabs off Freecycle and I wanted to make the path wider so that I had room for bringing in wheelbarrows of wood chips into the plot and swinging around the corner of the potting shed when using the main path that goes past the sheds.
The formation of the climbing frame greenhouse altered when I looked into what parts I had in the boxes and made a redesign of how I was going to build it and ended up using the mesh panels as structure for the walls and not cladding to the greenhouse frames I bought in the B&Q sale off when they stopped selling them.
Already I have switch a couple of beds around from the plot 1 plan as bed 16 was ready and more appropriate for parsnips. I will update the plan when I get time.
Also I now know that I'm going to have to have some surgery at some time in June and could be out of action for a while, so I'm looking to perhaps fill a bed with butternut squash which was not allocated a bed, so somethings are going to give this year.
Butternut squash can just be left to wonder around the bed and needs little maintenance, just the occasional re direction when it tries to invade the surrounding area or tries to escape the Bed
Only beds 1-3 had been cleared and fertilised when the onions needed to go in so that's what happened. Onions are now in those beds and as of 20th May I still need to clear and prep beds 4 - 5 and get some carrots in the ground.
Spring 19th March - 19th June
Summer 20th June - 19th Sept
Autumn 20th Sept - 20th December
Winter 21st December - 18th March