On the more official side fees aren’t due till the end of the year so another yeah!! And the keys are being sorted, it seems they are a special type of key and a £20 refundable fee needs to be paid for each one, moneys are returned on the safe return of the key.
I really underestimated the knowledge base of the other members, they are on a seriously steep learning curve . Today I brought one of my concerns to the front, I observed that there were quite a few rows of undug spuds on the ground with quite a few going green and when they said that area was earmarked for rotovating I saw all my spud growing ideas going up in 2010 blight. So a very quick lesson in plot hygiene re spuds and blighted tomatoes and their foliage was given, then I got stuck in and begun to dig up a row. By the time I was done there was a bucket of perfectly good spuds to pass around and another bucket of spent foliage and greened/ slug damage spuds put aside for burning at a later stage.
I was also quizzed on pea sticks and winter veg and much more, its nice to be in a community that will appreciate you but I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I’ll be working on my own with just the site manager for company.
Preparation to go the plot, especially with a little one has to be precise:
Tools in a carrier on wheels: I packed my kneeler, fork, shovel, trowel, hand fork, leather and regular cloth gloves, I also took a couple pairs of surgical glove which keep my hands really clean in case of an emergency eye complaint by little one. The whole lot is transported over the handle of my daughter’s pushchair.
Other things I got done today was the foraging of some damson fruit which is on the route to my daughter’s school. Yesterday we indulged and they were really sweet ( I have never had a sweet damson before). The picking tool I made was not as efficient as I hoped it would have been but we still got 1lb 9oz of fruit. Which I’ll turn into jam tonight. Below are a few pictures that tell the tale…