Today it was time to pay the allotment rent. When I arrived this morning and after a cuppa tea was consumed I was asked by a member of the committee to meet them on my plot. What could have happened I wondered? As we stood on the plot with the sunshine shining down I was informed that the allotment next to mine had become available and I was offered first refusal.
I gave it some serious thought and against type, I didn’t make a snap decision. I walked around the plot and though long and hard. Positive points of having the plot were pointed out and after a while I agreed. Due to the state of the plot I was given it for free for the initial year so only had to pay for one allotment. That helped my decision as you can imagine.
All evening I’ve been reworking my allotment plan and think I’ve come up with something I can work with. You see on the original growing plan I hadn’t included main crop potatoes due to lack of space so now I can grow a few rows, enough to keep me self-sufficient. There is more space to grow summer cabbage, watermelons and maybe even sweet potatoes.
The new plot comes with a little shed, enough to keep myself dry on a wet day and for storing tools. I’m now looking forward to next weekend when I can get down there and start. Time is short if I’m going to get it ready for seeds to be sown in April but if I stay focused and don’t have many tea breaks, then I’m sure I can do it.