The Second Plot
Three weeks ago we found out that we could finally have the plot that is next to ours. This now means that we have two hundred square metres of growing space and therefore what is considered to be a ‘full plot’. It’s not been fully cultivated as long as we’ve been on the site, so we guessed it would only be a matter of time before it became available, on that basis as soon as we got our plot we put our names straight back on the waiting list. Having said that, I think it came as a bit of shock to both of us when it finally happened and the enormity of starting all over again finally hit home.
As you can see there was also quite a lot debris, given this plus the fact that we are very busy with our own plot at the moment we decided that we would take the summer to clear it, dig it over in the autumn cover it in manure and do nothing else until next year. We want to use it primarily for soft fruit, so good preparation and all that.
What happened I’m not quite sure because three weeks later this is what it looks like.
I have to give all the credit to Derek because he’s spent just about every spare minute working on it and is at Wickes as I write buying wood for compost bins etc. and I’m putting together an order for five more rhubarb plants, early varieties this time*, to plant at the front so mirroring what we already have.
I’d like to say that we’ll do no more than that but I guess now we’ve started we’ll just have to finish. What’s that adage about best laid plans?
*All recommendations welcome.