Sunday afternoon at the allotment

It was a lovely Sunday afternoon at the allotment yesterday, dry and sunny.  I was looking forward to trialling my new waterproof Sloggers. Couldn’t find any puddles to jump in but they withstood fallout from the heavy hosing I gave to the allotment.

Not a lot of work for me to do on the plot really, apart from watering. Seems the layer of sugar cane mulch is doing it’s job and there was no weeding required.

I did feed the ground where I dug the potatoes out last week. I scattered some manure pellets, but I also added a bucket full of liquid manure from one of the bins at the farm.  It is not for the faint-hearted to dip your bucket into that bin, and you certainly need a peg on your nose, but I will be rewarded with the next planting.

My flat leafed parsley is prolific, the plants are the size of bushes.  I can’t bare to see waste so was delighted when a fellow allotment holder took an armful which he planned to turn into parsley pesto. He is a chef and he knows what he is talking about – so I plan to give it a go myself.

I like to add a photo to my posts, this one was taken by a friend at the allotments yesterday. I was ‘taking five’ and flashing my new footwear and fancy socks prior to working on my plot.

It’s not all hard work at the allotment

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fairy
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 18:11:28

    I know what you mean about photos. Occasionally I have a post which is just text but mostly I try to include some relevant photos. Remember the saying, ‘a picture paints a thousand words’.

    I am looking forward to following your journey at the allotment.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 07, 2012 @ 07:18:49

      Thank you for visiting Fairy. I do like to use my camera. I take the pics with my mobile phone so I’ve always got it in my pocket and I just snap away. I dream of getting a decent camera with big lens but they look rather bulky to me and I wonder if I would use it as much.

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      • notjustgreenfingers
        Aug 07, 2012 @ 21:16:02

        A sit down and a rest does you good sometimes. I find the summer hols hard work at the allotments here in the uk as I have to be back home before my husband goes to work as I like to be here for my kids, so I only have a couple of hours a day and I really notice it.
        It’s good to sit though and look at what you have achieved and it sometimes surprises you.

  2. narf77
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 23:31:51

    A fine sexy pair of sloggers you have there Jean! Steve cut a pair of funky wellies that I bought in haste a few years ago (repented at leisure…) that were made in China and not made for real people and I was going to wear them as slogger type things until the spiders moved into them. They are now going to be turned into boot planters (once I find them from where they got hurled when I discovered the spiders…)

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 08, 2012 @ 17:05:17

      Narf, we don’t like spiders in our shoes – something to be reckoned with here in Australia. I keep my gardening shoes in the boot of my car so I don’t forget them when I go to the allotment, and the nasties don’t creep in.

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      • narf77
        Aug 09, 2012 @ 07:08:57

        Too late for my boot/slippers Jean! They are out in the mass of native plants out the back door most probably being used as egg receptacles by one of our adventitous chooks! I got lazy and after wading through the ubiquitous chicken nitrogen littered all around our free range property I had left the ill fitting boots outside the door. A testament to how unpleasant they were is evident by the fat that they still remained (spider filled) outside the back door while Earl was free ranging and sampling plants, cushions, furniture, et al around him and the boots remained pristine! I say bring back good U.K. wellies! No more cheap Chinese ill fitting stick leg wellies in K-Mart!

  3. Allotment adventures with Jean
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 17:11:03

    Hi Not Just Green Fingers. I know what you mean, sometimes we just have to grab an hour when we can. But I always feel better after I’ve visited my little plot.

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  4. Ruth (MrsW)
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 09:00:48

    Fancy shoes 🙂 Actually my Mother-in-law brought herself a pair very very similar to those but in red and when she was down gardening with me I was very envious I must say! I just have my old sneakers with holes all through the soles lol. Looking Good Jean 🙂 Ruth

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