The Allotment Diaries: Part 1

I’ve been so busy for the last month growing lots of vegetable seedlings in my journey to sustainable living. My house had officially been taken over by plants so I decided to buy a greenhouse for the garden.

Today I finally planted out the broad beans I’ve been growing for weeks, and Jude and I planted a few more beans straight into the bed.

Whilst I was planting I noticed a few unusual looking plants emerging from the soil and then I realised that my Maris Piper seed potatoes were finally showing.

I counted about 8 of them and I’m so happy as it’s the first time I’ve ever grown potatoes and they’ve taken a long time to come up. I’m still waiting for my Charlotte potatoes to come up but I know they’re ok as I accidentally dug one up today ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I repotted six cauliflower plants into their own pots after initially sewing far too many seeds in one go.

I tried to choose the strongest plants but it was hard to separate the roots so I don’t know how well they will do.

I’ve learnt a valuable lesson from this and I’m now only planting one seed per module. It’ll be a miracle if the cauliflowers survive but here’s hoping. The cauliflowers will be planted with the potatoes, broad beans, garlic and eventually spring onions. I’ve done a lot of research on companion planting so this combination should work well together.

In other news we spent a very beautiful Sunday at our allotment this weekend. My husband and his dad built four raised beds and we prepared one for planting, we mixed in some soil and then I literally spent the afternoon shovelling shit! Let’s hope the plants like it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Three more to prepare, lots more to do but we are getting there slowly.

We even got to take home some delicious rhubarb from a plant that was already growing on our patch!

I can tell you it made the most incredible rhubarb crumble for after our Sunday roast. It was a great end to a great day.

That’s all from me for now but follow me on Instagram for more updates.

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Nikki

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