I finally got myself to the allotment, tearing myself away from my book. Well at least for a couple of hours. I am slowing working through my list of jobs to do, but as soon as I set foot on the allotment I was greeted with more jobs to do. Harvesting, and a lot of it.
I took out my handy gardening tools (they are looking a bit worse for wear at the moment – might have to ask for a new set for Christmas) and started to dig the fruits of my labour. Leeks, carrots, lettuces, radishes and broccoli all came together in my vegetable basket, ready to be taken home.
But before I left the allotment, I knew there was something I could do to strike another job off my list – planting. So I raked the soil and made sure I had enough room for about 6 rows of crops. With the garlic I made sure the cloves were planted 1-2 inches deep and 6 inches apart. When it came to sowing the last of my peas and lettuces directly into the ground I was glad to see that I only need to sow one row as having two would produce far too many for my family and I to consume.
- Sow pea seeds 1 ½ inches deep and between 1 ½ – 2 inches apart.
- Sow lettuce seeds ½ deep and ½ inch apart.