Well that's another year over on the Allotments.
Apart from a bit of harvesting I do not have anymore to do on them for the next 4 months or so.
All the winter digging is done apart from the Winter Veg patch.
Added to that I have now given up one of my plots so for the first time in 30+ years I will only be working one plot.
This morning I tidied up and dug the last bed on the plot I am giving up so that the lady who is taking it over has pretty much a clean slate to go at.
All she will have to do next year is to hoe off any annual weeds that emerge between now and when she wants to plant out, and tidy up the footpaths as you can see here;
I have also moved an 8x6 greenhouse up to my garden at home in preparation for the day I may give up my remaining plot.
My plan for next year is to grow my salad crops, tomatoes,peppers and cucumbers in the garden at home.
In regards to my remaining allotment I have planned on growing the same amount of varieties but less of them and doing more "successional plantings" rather than growing lots of plants and getting the periodic gluts I have had in the past.
This is another reason I have moved my 8x6 as it means I can just walk out the back door rather than traveling around four miles to my allotment to prepare these successional crops.
So as you see I am not giving up as such, I am only planning on growing at a more leisurely pace, a pace more befitting a man of my age...I will be 80 next year!
So I guess now I can alter my ways as I have threatened to do for a number of years now.
Over the past few years " my mind still thinks I am a middle aged man but my body has been telling me otherwise" so it is this that that is pushing the changes in my life style.
Thought you might like to see how I have laid out my 8'x6'View of the outside:Views of the inside:Ring culture pots in place!Benches laid out for storing plants that need protection during the winter and / or for hardening off seedlings in Spring! Once I have cleared the winter/spring stock I remove the bench top to the back of the rings, fill the rings with compost then plant my plants!
So now I think I can sit back for the next few months and relax and enjoy myself.
But having said that I have been working quite hard recently on my website where I am giving it a 100% overhaul to make it more user friendly for people with tablets and smart phones.
Plus I am updating some of my sowing dates to come in line with the recent weather changes, or global warming as some call it!
Then of course I will have my daily fix of visiting A4A to see what all you lot are up to!