Monday, May 20

Spring into summer

Last week the sunshine stuck around and we enjoyed summery weather. We seem to have skipped spring and jumped forward into summer. Will it last?

At the allotment, we are even having to water. The soil is still wet below the surface which is fine for potatoes and anything that is fairly well established but the surface is dry so seeds and young plants with shallow roots need a helping hand.

We are a bit concerned about our first sowing of peas. They don't seem to be growing fast enough and the weevils are chomping some shoots into oblivion. The row is very patchy.

As well as general plot maintenance, I also sowed a mixture of annual flowers and picked the first small posy of sweet peas.

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Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments author S Garrett

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