Allotment Adventures: Feed the Birds

Due to snow and my bad back the only thing that got done this weekend was filling up the bird feeders and adding to the compost bin and I didn’t even do that, Ma did!

Ma had suggested that a slow walk to the allotment was the best plan on Saturday as I knew I needed to start walking but I didn’t want to do it outside of the flat by myself. So we slowly walked round to find that most of the snow had melted and the allotment looked more or less the same as it had the last time we were there.

Two allotment mysteries to solve are; where had Storm Emma blown the lid of the black compost bin and who had delivered a roll of edging.

Ma thinks that someone saw what we’d done with the two last week to make flower circles and gifted us one they didn’t want. If it’s still there the week after next, we’ll do that.Ma filled up the bird feeders and I contemplated the only active growing bed that isn’t very active.It has chard and kale in it but the kale never really got going and the chard hasn’t done much at all, I can’t decide if it’s the weather or the pigeons. I’m going to use this bed for leeks in the summer so I’ll let the plants hang out for a couple of months and see what happens. I’m hoping for a spring inspired growth spurt but r if anyone wants to weigh in with advice, please do!!

Next weekend we are away so nothing else is going to get done on the plot until the weekend after, when I will sow some seeds!!

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3 Responses to Allotment Adventures: Feed the Birds

  1. Where I used to live in the northeastern US, winters are so frigid that any gardener would be ecstatic to have that much greenery in their vegetable garden this time of year!

    • nicdempsey says:

      I know but I don’t live in a frigid climate (last week’s snow not withstanding!) and so many of my fellow growers manage more fresh vegetables. I’ll get there, eventually!

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