It’s been least three weeks and probably the hottest temperatures for 40 years and I’ve not been able to make it down to the allotment at all. It’s not a coincidence I suppose. I have been out enjoying myself with the little one… down to the beach and plenty of parks… it’s not being a total loss has it! at least not for me, perhaps a little bit for the allotment and the potatoes.
But tonight I at least managed a trip to do a little bit of watering and just to check to make sure things were still alive: they were, just ever so slightly in the case of the potatoes. The onions on the other hand are excellent.
I only spent around 15 minutes doing the watering. Some of the weeds had grown up to waist height, so I got rid of those. There were not very many weeds though. Most of the potatoes are beginning to die back which would suggest I should start digging them up. The onions however are looking really good although I think they need weeding in between the plants a little. I need to plan an evening weeding and a day at the weekend digging… soon