Malcolm Smith's
Allotment Diary

 
2008

 

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Mon 1 Dec 2008
Weather : Sunny but cold.
Progress : No work today as the ground is so wet. Ordered my Sweet Potatoes for next year.

Tue 2 Dec 2008
Weather : Sunny but cold.
Progress : No work today.

Wed 3 Dec 2008
Weather : Heavy frost. Bright.
Progress : Double dug another trench in plot 2d.

Thu 4 Dec 2008
Weather : Heavy overnight rain.
Progress : No work today.

Fri 5 Dec 2008
Weather : Heavy overnight rain.
Progress : On holiday.

Sat 6 Dec 2008
Weather : Sunny with a cold wind.
Progress : On holiday.

Sun 7 Dec 2008
Weather : Sunny and cold.
Progress : On holiday.

Mon 8 Dec 2008
Weather : Frost. Sunny spells and cold.
Progress : On holiday.

Tue 9 Dec 2008
Weather : Frost. Sunny but very cold.
Progress : No work today.

Wed 10 Dec 2008
Weather : Frost. Sunny and cold.
Progress : A flying visit to cut a nice Winter Cabbage and grub up a handful of Carrots.

Thu 11 Dec 2008
Weather : Frost. Sunny but very cold.
Progress : Called in to collect some netting for the garden to keep next door's cats of the flower bed.

Fri 12 Dec 2008
Weather : Dull and damp.
Progress : Just a picking of Curly Kale today.

Sat 13 Dec 2008
Weather : Very heavy rain overnight.
Progress : Just another picking of Curly Kale today. Noticed that the river had risen sharply.

Sun 14 Dec 2008
Weather : Damp and overcast.
Progress : Dug a couple of Parsnips today. The first was so small that I thought I would have to gather my entire crop, however,
the second made up for it. Found that Pigeons have been pecking off the heads of the Purple Sprouting Broccoli so I put a net over to discourage them.

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Weather : Frost. Dull, breezy and cold.
Progress : No work today.

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Weather : Dull, misty and cold.
Progress : No work again today as I have had a heavy cold since the weekend.

Wed 17 Dec 2008
Weather : Bright.
Progress : No work again today.

Thu 18 Dec 2008
Weather : Dull and damp.
Progress : No work again today.

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Weather : Some sunshine.
Progress : Actually managed to get onto the allotment today. Was that a gasp of surprise I heard or a round of applause? Double dug another trench in plot 2d then top dressed with stable manure. Picked some Curly Kale and Parsley for dinner.

Sat 20 Dec 2008
Weather : Dull and damp.
Progress : went up for a picking. Whilst there, I spoke with a new adjacent allotmenteer who had recently received a delivery of soil improver and I wanted to know the details. He said that it came from Hills of Calne and had been delivered for 80 ton.

Sun 21 Dec 2008
Weather : Dull.
Progress : Got in some grub for Sunday dinner. Had a chat with a couple who started last year near to my allotment. They are getting on well now and are making good honest attempts although they are novices.

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Weather : Dull and damp.
Progress : No work today.

Tue 23 Dec 2008
Weather : Dull and damp.
Progress : No work today.

 
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