A little bit of digging goes a long way –

Yesterday we popped to the plot to check our potatoes were covered over in case of frost, what I didn’t expect to see was half the allotment covered in weeds up to our knees and the other half covered in weeds up to our ankles. I was pretty upset actually. I felt quite disappointed in myself for letting it get so bad, but at the same time they seem to be growing so quickly I don’t know where they came from. I also think its hard when you can look around and see everyone elses plots are pristine, no weeds in sight and lovely looking crops already growing.

If i’m honest tonight I was on the verge of sitting on the sofa and watching TV all evening just because I knew that the job in hand was so big. But I knew I had to go to the allotment and make a start and that I would feel better for it. And I was right. A little bit of digging goes a long way when it comes to weeding.

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IMG_1442We still have a bit to go, but the worst bit is looking a lot better already. You can see just how many weeds I dug out of this section, they were all massive as well which I think made them easier to pull but harder to stop seed heads from spreading.

To reward my efforts our very kind site holder gave me a HUGE cauliflower to take home. Its the little things (or in this case, the massive things) like this that make me love our allotment!

IMG_1443Looks like I’ll be having cauliflower cheese for tea tomorrow 🙂

Emily x

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