When I arrived at the hut last Sunday I was surprised at just how many people were there. It was like the crush at the January sales! I’d forgotten that the seed potatoes and onion sets had been delivered a day or two earlier.
One immediate concern was that access to the kettle was blocked but thankfully the crowd thinned out before action was needed!
It was good to see plot neighbours Graham and Trevor who I’ve not seen since before Christmas. There was plenty of chatting with other folks who were now looking forward to doing some proper allotmenteering.
I knew which potatoes the society was getting and had decided on which varieties to try this year. I got 12 or so tubers each Swift (early), Kestrel (second early), Desiree (maincrop) and Cara (late maincrop). In theory that means I should be harvesting potatoes from June through to September. At the moment they’re chitting away on egg boxes in the spare room.
I also bought a handful each of Sturon and Turbo onion sets. These will be planted out from around mid March.
There’s been a lot of rain here recently, with more to come, and the ground is waterlogged, and frozen some days, so it’s still rather bleak but a closer look on the plot yesterday found that some daffodils have just started to appear.