It was one heck of a year last year and not everything on the open allotment went entirely to plan. Lack of light and warmth, blight, battling with slugs and snails couple that with the awful weather, 2012 was certainly the most challenging conditions many allotment owners have ever grown in……Unless you were fortunate enough to own a Polytunnel. Mother Nature is an amazing thing. But even something so resilient and productive can sometimes use a helping hand…..particularly with our Northern European weather….
Having an allotment is undeniably a social thing, There’s nothing better than popping down to allotment, having a flask of tea and listening to the birds singing. Even in winter, it’s such a nice place. Getting out into the garden can be a simple way of overcoming low feelings. The colours, smells and sounds of the great outdoors stimulate our senses in a way that the gym or urban places don’t.
And plants are waking up..One of the joys of gardening in a Polytunnel at this time of year is seeing plants stir after the cold!. Yes, I know it’s still cold, but in the Poly tunnel, many plants start showing signs of life as early as January and that always an encouraging sight.
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The taste of things to come….
Originally posted 2013-02-08 15:33:12.