So once again I haven’t made it down to the allotment thus I have decided to start planning for next year so I can finally stay on top of things.
Question is – where to start?
I usually start by drawing up a list of things I want to grow then get all muddled with when to plant so I intend to use a planner to help. I should also draw up a list of jobs to do and enlist long suffering Fiona to help.
List of jobs:
Repaint shed (urgent!)
Repair greenhouse frame (urgent!)
Clean all greenhouse glass and clear out all rubbish
Make a raised bed for herb garden
Make a raised bed for rhubarb
Lay woodchip down on new chicken coop
Rescue blueberry, raspberry and black currant bushes from the bottom plot
Clear out all old strawberry plants and replace with two different types
Clear out shed and tidy
Buy small fruit cage and assemble
(It has just occurred to me that much of this can be done over the winter…)
Things to grow:
Potatoes (3 varieties usually)
Onions (two varieties)
Chilli peppers (cayenne?)
Cherries (if the tree is big enough)
Apricots (buy tree)
Almonds (buy tree)
Another fruit tree (decide then buy!)
I am sure I will add to this list in the coming weeks. Please comment if you have any tips or additions!