Allotment Winter Report 2018

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 Huish Epoiscopi Allotments Pibsbury 2018 winter report.

Firstly, welcome to our new allotmenteers and farewell to those leaving, we won't forget you.
Not a very productive time of year but in warmer and not too wet weather, there's still work to be done.
Autumn and winter sown broad beans are coming through as is garlic. A second sewing can be sown at home and either brought on in a greenhouse or bright windowsill for planting mid March onwards.
Potatoes can be "chitted" at home in the same way for the traditional planting day, Good Friday.
As you can see from the photo's the whole plot looks a bit sad but some beds have been dug, weeds have been cleared, black polythene laid on beds to smother weeds and warm the soil.
Onions and potatoes have kept well over the winter months and cider made, bottled. (And drank)
So much to look forward to in the coming months as soon as this "Beast from the East" freezing weather goes away.
Easter weekend is at the end of March so lets hope the weather is kind to us and we can get going properly.
About a week ago I saw a very cold looking tiny frog in my allotment pond but no sign today. (Not surprised, max temp -2..
If you have anything you would like to share please e-mail me, and I will include in the Spring report.
Here's to an enjoyable and productive 2018.
Keith Peto. 01/03/2018