Ah the growing season is upon us again, so I pulled on my wellies and took Sam down the lotters to get some seeds in the ground. The bobbing yellow heads of the daffodils greeted us, and for, oh about 15 minutes it felt like paradise.
We sat on our rickety wooden chairs eating cake by the pond in the sunshine, Sam dug in the mud for a bit, but then as far as he was concerned it was time to go home and play on the Wii.
I ignored his pleas and got on with marking out my rows, carving the drills, scattering seeds and putting in seedlings.
So far we have:
plus the rhubarb that’s sprung up again in a random corner of the plot!
Sam flipped between helping and moaning, but I stuck it out as I have limited opportunities to get to the allotment.
It’s usually boredom that leads kids to using their imagination to make their own fun. In the end Sam dug himself a hole and ferried water to it from the tank to create a big squelchy mud pit.
He was totally plastered in mud , but it was worth it just to get some veg started.
On the windowsills at home we’re nurturing:
Next up I have plans for sweetcorn – cobs and miniature, yellow courgettes and celery.
I think I’ll do French beans again, but won’t bother with broad beans as they were a right old faff.
What’s everyone else growing this year?