I was worried that the damp grey weather would affect the amount of interest for today’s second session down on the Allotment. I have to say that although we were a smaller group this week, mostly Welcome Centre service users, we still gave it some welly!

Those that came along did really get stuck in and showed great enthusiasm and skill. As part of my ‘bad weather back up plan’ I had gathered lots of seed catalogues to wet the taste buds with. When the bad weather does keep us off the Allotment I have planned to do some classroom based work to keep the interest going and put some basic horticultural principles in place.

I am very glad that the idea of splitting the 250 square metres of Allotment into ten ‘mini-plots’ went down well with everyone. So once the entire plot is cleared of weeds, grass and rubbish, we shall cover the cleared soil with plastic membrane to hold back further weed growth. I shall feel euphoric when we actually get to handing over a mini-plot to individuals who have a genuine interest to nurture the soil and grow from it.

It’s my job to keep the motivation and interest going and share the joy of growing and learning. These sessions are a week apart and so I am already looking forward to the next one!

This is a new venture for me and I have to say that I am absolutely loving it!

If you would like to contact me about any of the work I do, I shall be happy to hear from you.

Happy Gardening!