Now that the weather is reasonable for a couple of days, activity at the Fernbank Allotment increases with planting, weeding and watering.
Strawberries, onions, leeks, potatoes, rhubarb, asparagus, various beans and gooseberry bushes, apple and pear trees and cut flowers and herbs are all now underway. Plans are being made to plant in the coming month or two for such winter crops as cabbage and brussel sprouts.
The photo shows various beds created from the sloping turfy terrain. The grass was cut over the weekend. The grass is left uncut around the fruit trees. The compost heap is on the middle left. A group of us tried to help a sick fox who was spending time at the allotment; however, he’s not been seen since to feed him the food with the medicine in it.
For previous reports on the allotment, please go here.