Weed Wars

I can’t believe how fast this month is whizzing by. ย I’ve still got to start my seeds off, I’m hoping to get this done in the evenings after work this week ๐Ÿ™‚ (I’ve been a bit on the poorly side since the weekend and haven’t had much energy!)

I’ve been thinking about the work we’ve been doing on the lottie i.e tackling the pesky weeds… and what we still have to do….

This was the plot before we started…

The Start

There were so many weeds everywhere it was hard to know where to start, first things first not every weed is a weed! I’ve moved this little corncockle chappy over to Bug Lane!
A Corn Flower

The first bit dug and de-weeded! A quick cup of tea then back to it… I’m flagging at this point!ย Progress

No need to fear! Help is here ๐Ÿ™‚ here comes jassy and Mr.B ready to roll their sleeves up and dig in ๐Ÿ™‚Here comes the help

All set up at the camp, water – check! biscuits – check! Gravy bones – check! ๐Ÿ˜€

Jassy set up campJassy's first day back

Apart from Christmasย day this is the first real day we’ve all spent grafting on the allotment ๐Ÿ™‚ Jassy was welcoming our new friends to the plot ๐Ÿ˜€Jassy Making Friends

Jassy & DaddyMr.B working hard

Many hands make lighter work ๐Ÿ™‚ Progress…
Getting there

I dug up the last of the carrots ๐Ÿ™‚ We were happily surprised at the size of some of them. ย This year I’m going to be sowing them thinly rather than throwing them straight in – big juicy carrots for us ๐Ÿ˜€

CarrotsCarrot Harvest

We’ve still got a bit of weeding to go, on the extra land we’ve been given. ย It looks like our neighbour Brian fought the weeds and the weeds won!… :O

Brian fought the weeds

Still some to go

After a long day grafting, we left achy, tired but happy with the work we’ve got done ๐Ÿ™‚Tools down The Brown Family

After such a glorious day on the Sunday, I popped down in the fading afternoon sun to dig up some leeks. ย Leek & potato soup was on the menu – it was delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ย Leek & potato Soup

A Long weekend on the lottie

It’s so good to be back, we’ll soon be in the swing of things. ย It will be great to get the extra light in the evenings and pop down to the lottie for a potter.

Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx

5 thoughts on “Weed Wars

  1. Oddly, after weeks of heavy rain, today was supposed to be our first day on the allotment too but the fates conspired against us and we lost. I dug up a few plants, harvested my forced rhubarb and checked the spuds where starting to root but that’s about it. Really needs a good forking over and the weeds removing. Fingers crossed we’ll get our chance this weekend! On the plus side, I’ve kicked off my seeds and mixed salad plants in the garden. What are you planting?

    • They are a never ending task! It’s little grass islands that hate… They plant themselves and some don’t half have roots on them! I want to the the brassicas sorted and I’m planning so sow some flowers in pots this year. I’m going to rake over the wild flower patch and spread some seeds I collected last year, I’m just hoping the do something! I’m going to try chard and some lettuces, I’ve never tried them before! Lots to do and lots to weed! We’ll get there ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ours was an overgrown weed patch when we moved onto it. And the little buggers are back. All the footpaths are couch grass too and it keeps encroaching. Good luck with the weeding!

  2. When I look at the photo’s I took in the beginning its hard to believe there was an allotment underneath lol. But I followed the advice of a ‘dear’ old chap who told me to dig the whole plot..avoiding making (his words) graves. I get the odd temp path appearing during the summer but have found the couch grass mainly invading the first few feet at the edges……….often wonder how long it would take to return to nature if left unchecked!

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