Five short years since I got my plot on 20 March 2012 and I love that the learning curve hasn’t slowed.
I’ve included some of my pictures from that first year. You will note that the hedge is now tamed (I think I have just about been forgiven for that!) so it has sun for more than just a few hours in summer and my plot has grown in size. Sadly I didn’t know the extra bit was actually a hardcore road, or I might have been less enthusiastic about it being added to my plot!
Just to give you an idea of my (many) growing highlights:
Potatoes went in first (just before it rained for a month!) and were earthed up so high my neighbour said they could be seen from space. I think they were just under 2ft, but still…
Being a total newbie I also plumped for asparagus peas (blech!), weeded out all my radishes and lovingly repotted a collection of tap-rooted buttercups, in the fond misapprehension that they were strawberries.
I still make many mistakes, but I try to ensure they are new ones at least. And remembering them helps me be patient with other people who are just starting out. As does experiencing that magical feeling when you harvest and eat food that you have grown from a small seed.
Happy Spring Equinox everyone!
Categories: Diary 2017