Overgrown and underloved

Overgrown and weedy plotI may have let things get a touch out of control here. I dunno, though… is that a bit harsh?

Thing is, owning this ‘extra’ bit of land has pressurised me a bit. I’ve simply not had the time to look after it properly.

*Note to self: Don’t be a lazy bastard in 2010*

10 Responses to “Overgrown and underloved”

  1. Kay Says:

    Hey I made that very same note to self. Do you ink you’ll act on it, TBH I very much doubt I will.

  2. Kay Says:

    sorry typo

  3. Soilman Says:

    Shouldn’t think so, Kay. But to break a resolution, first you have to have one. So it’s a step in the right direction… right?

  4. Jo Says:

    Allotments do take some looking after. It’s my first year on my lottie and I didn’t get the whole area cultivated this year. Work has now started on getting the unused part dug over, but it’s taking some doing.

  5. Rachael Says:

    I think there’s a lot of us in the same boat at the moment – I know I am, haven’t been to the plot properly for ages. There’s so much to be done, not just at the plot but in the garden and in the house as well. *BIG SIGH*

  6. Cazaux Says:

    Hows your Celeriac doing, you got them going nice and early this year.

    Mine are not doing much at all.

  7. Soilman Says:

    Bad show on the celeriac front, Cazaux. Not enough water in Aug, so they’re tiny; celeriac badly needs damp soil, and I’ve failed to provide…

  8. Tanya Walton Says:

    I don’t think it matters how much time we spend on the plot..it will never be enough for us when we think about it towards the end of the season…I wish I’d been able to get a lot more done…oh well…….

  9. Suzanne Says:

    does my heart good to see someone else’s allotment looking a little under manicured. all our lottie neighbours have already rotivated for the end of season…our corn stalks have only just come down today

  10. allotment blogger Says:

    We have a corner of shame too. Life has this funny habit of getting in the way of the allotment, doesn’t it?

    Our celeriac (touch wood) are looking good this year: we used a plastic sheet and planted them through that in a raised bed. It really held the moisture through August when they needed it.