I arrived at about 7am and pottered about at first, as usual tidying up and watering the pots and the seedbeds. I gathered quite a large harvest of courgettes and a punnet of Loganberries. Margaret had asked if I would bring home some potatoes and I dug out almost the whole bed. They are not too bad for early spuds, good sized potatoes and a good number of them. The allotment is doing very well this year and I am very pleased with the results. I am thinking of buying a couple of packets of green manure seed this year to grow and dig the green goodness into the soil. I have not done that on this allotment. They was a slight rain shower while I was working but I didn't stop work.
I met up with my friend David the postman on the allotment this morning, we discussed many things connected to gardening. I made him a present of three blackberry plants that have self-seeded and grown right next to my compost heap. These plants have had a very good start in life by growing in the rich nourishment provided by the compost that has rotted down in the bin. I fed my tomatoes with some tomorite, tomato feed, this is the first nourishment they have received as they have just begun to flower, I expect some good results from my tomatoes this year. My main plan for the day was to remove the nets from the strawberry beds and weed the beds, before the weeds run riot and out of control. I found quite a few luscious strawberries hidden under the leaves, this was a very welcome bonus. I harvested a couple of very nice cabbages for Margaret and watered the seed-beds and the pots. I also took my fiend Barry's advice and I watered my potato beds, I think there is a lot of truth in what he says about farmers watering their potatoes before anything else.