First Bed Created ready for the Spring

My plan is to dig four large beds in the allotment. Each one of these wil be 7m x 4.5m. I have been slowly digging my way through the first bed removing all the grass and as many roots as possible by hand

I’m pleased to have got this done – 30 hours work over about 4 weeks. I can now plant some Broad Beans to overwinter, but I think I’m a bit late for anything else. Still it will be ready for the spring!

Three more of these to dig


Getting Started

So here we are with an aerial view of my allotment. It measures 25.8m by 7.8m and is just grass at the moment.  It looks like a formidable job to attack it.

I’m looking forward to getting started and to sharing my progress

My first proper day on the allotment.  I’ve planned to dig four big beds – marked out the first one with string 7m x 4.5m.  Its about a fifth of my plot:

Seven hours of clearing my plot and 7 sq metres cleared. This is slow work but not too onerous as I am not in a hurry.  It’s really relaxing just slowly turning the soil over one forkful at a time. 😊