Welcome to April’s update and what is happening in the Dreamwalker’s Allotment garden.
Well to be honest this Spring all the hard work is down to my hubby who has been busy digging in more manure. As I have not felt up to the heavy stuff this Spring.. He moved the old strawberries out of the strawberry bed and made a new raised bed to plant the new runners into, which are nearer our other fruiting bushes of Raspberries, Blueberries and Red and Black currents..
New Strawberry Bed
He also built four new raised beds which have since had some manure and soil added..
New Raised Beds at the side of Greenhouse in the Allotments
This was where we had the Dahlia’s Last year..
Above was where we had the Dahlia’s flowers last year. This year we have put some onion sets in.. I have also grown some onions from seeds this year so we will see which do better.. As last year they didn’t do too well, lots of them rotted in the ground..
Seedlings of Cabbage, Cauliflower doing well
Sweetcorn looking strong
Sweetpeas and Red cabbage Leeks coming through
Seedlings of Sweetcorn, Brassica’s, leeks, onions, tomatoes, and sqaush are all coming through and I have been planting by the phases of the moon.. I have to say those which I have been aligning with such as leaf crops etc came through within days.. So far I am very impressed with the Luna and Biodynamic Gardening method.
Green house at home.
We now have put some of the Brassica’s into a cold-frame to harden off. My husband came home from the allotments this week to say another allotmenteer was giving up his plot due to ill-health and not being able to maintain it properly..
So Hubby purchased his shed from him and spent yesterday dismantling it.. It will need new tarpauline for the roof when he gets around to putting it up.. I think we will ask my Son for a little help as I helped with the greenhouse, but a metal frame is not as heavy as a wooden one.. :-). And I know my limits..
We will transfer the table and chairs into this new little shed from the otherone we have , which have got buried under other gardening accessories. This will be our refreshment station 🙂 complete with little camping stove for a welcome cuppa . Which was how the Summer house started out . But you know how Garden sheds go into overload, well ours is near bursting point. 🙂 So it will be good to have somewhere to sit out of the April showers .
This week My Husband put in 3 rows of early potatoes in and so far has put 2 rows of lates in up to now.. He is going to put another 3 rows of lates in later this week..
Well that is what had been happening in the allotments in March.. I am happier now we are getting some Sunshine between the showers..
Wishing you All Happy Gardening this Spring.