Tuesday, 24 June 2008

first crop of the summer

digging up the first few plants to see if the potatoes are ready!

our two raised beds in the front garden, full of potato plants, ready to pull. the beds are in a very shady place and it is difficult to grow here. we planted potatoes first so their roots could help break up the soil ready for the next crop {gourds} to be planted.

we have also learnt that there is a 'Small Holders & Allotment Act 1908' that if six or more people within a local parish ask for an allotment, then the parish must investigate and try to make provision. I know others who would like to grow their own veg and like us they have very small gardens, so we are going to exercise our rights!

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1908/cukpga_19080036_en_2#pt2-pb2-l1g4

2 comments:

  1. how exciting! our potatoes aren't liking the summer heat too much. i'm looking forward to digging up some spuds one of these days.

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  2. We grew our spuds inour old galvanised bin last year and they worked pretty well. Can't wait to hear how you get on with the council, you could set the ball rolling!
    Julia x

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