Tuesday 12th June 2007 - Weather: hot and humid
I arrived at the allotment at lunch time today as I worked all morning. Todays main job was to get the fruit cage netted completely as the redcurrants and goosegogs are all colouring up and I would hate to loose them all to our feathered friends. I splashed out and bought 'posh' netting which is non rot and was folded rather than rolled up and stuffed into a little bag. This net cost £9 a time, and I used 3 in total, but fingers crossed this is permanent now. It all went together much easier than I thought and looks very professional!
I just had time to pick yet another 4Ib of strawberries and my first punnet full of raspberries. That was it. All I really had time for. On the way out of the site I filled my trug with onions as I really want to clear that bed now so I can get the next lot of sweetcorn in and another sowing of salads.
My next visit will be a whole day, next Tuesday. I will then be in hospital having my hernia op on the Wednesday, so really I won't be doing much on the allotment for a while. I will however drag the family up there so they can work and I can boss them around. Fingers crossed I heal quickly and can start pottering again quite soon.