Banking up the potatoes – again

I had a really good afternoon at the allotment yesterday. They open the tool shed at the farm from 3pm every Sunday afternoon so that allotment holders have access to wheelbarrows, hose pipes and a whole range of tools to use on their plot. There is only so much you can carry in your car boot so this is a wonderful opportunity to do the heavier jobs using the farm’s equipment.

My original idea was to do a bit of weeding and tidying up. But wouldn’t you know it. Never goes to plan. I took one look at the potato bed and realised the only job I’d be doing that afternoon was banking up the potatoes a second time. The plants had really grown and were just starting to fall over. So out came a wheelbarrow and I trolled around the farm collecting compost. A barrowload of wet compost is not for wimps. Here I have to thank Craig for helping with shovelling and pushing the loaded wheelbarrow back to my little plot. I finished the job off with a layer of straw mulch.

Still found time to have a yarn with the other allotment holders and see what they were growing. The sun was setting when the last of us stragglers left.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf7
    May 28, 2012 @ 18:14:49

    Are you using cane mulch?

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