The digging prep had been completed and I was impatient to get something in to see if – in fact – it was that easy to grow stuff as a recently read biography about clueless blokes allotmenting had found. Plus a freecycler posted some free unwanted chitted potatoes and onion sets. It was too good a motivation to pass up.
So picking up the 4 potatoes (bit shrivelled looking and highly expected to die) and onions, plus grabbing a pack of carrot seeds we got stuck in to the awaiting allotment site 1 – patch 2. The carrots went in as two rows bounded each side and in between with a row of onions as recommended by various sources (anti carrot fly). I’d proposed this section of patch 2 as for carrots as it seemed the loosest soil to leave uncomposted.
With an over-enthused ceremony by Nige, they were put to their earthy bed. All was happy until Ema pointed out that they probaly wouldn’t be ready until September!