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Monday March 26th 2012

Plot Time: 16:30pm - 19:00pm 

Weather: Hot and sunny all day!

Sharps Express, Vales Emerald and Rocket potatoes now in.

We have new seedlings! The Purple Haze carrots are sprouting as are the cucumbers!

Potatoes:

  1. We dug a trench about a foot and a half deep. 
  2. Lined the trench with a good layer of homemade compost
  3. Sprinkled in some potato fertiliser, bought from our allotment shop.
  4. Sprinkled some Grow Organic fertiliser on top
  5. Added a thin layer of earth so that the potato tubers aren’t sitting directly on fertiliser.
  6. Watered the trench with a couple of watering cans
  7. Placed the chitted potatoes about a foot apart in trench
  8. Back filled the trench with dug out earth

N.B. Scaffolding boards are pretty useful on an allotment. We use one to mark a straight line whilst digging rows. Standing on it also helps distribute weight which helps prevent the soil compressing after digging. At a scaffolding yard, if you ask for part damaged on purchasing it can work out a lot cheaper. They have to get rid of them anyway.

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