My sweet potatoes have done their dash and I dug them up this week.
Plot 24 is 50% of my allotment space, and has been taken up for nine months with sweet potatoes. That’s a big investment in land for what turned out to be such a small return.
Basically, it’s given me a good laugh – see below – and a bucketful of very ugly tubers this week when I cleared the bed, so perhaps it’s earned it’s keep. But I would like more to show for NINE months. Goodness – I produced a son (or two) in that time!.
Anyway, I really wanted to have a good dig and a fresh bit of dirt to get planting again.
This is what it looked like a few weeks ago (I forgot to take a ‘before’ photo when I started digging).
After a bit of heaving and sweating this is the result.
This cleared plot gives you an idea of what eight square metres looks like. This is number 24. I have another one, number 21, which is the same size (I’m standing in it to take the photo).
I’m going to have a lovely time filling that bed.