I’ve got an allotment (and true love.)
I've been on the waiting list a little over a year, which isn't that long compared to how long many people wait for an allotment but exactly long enough for me to have given up on even getting one before we moved away. But the call came on Friday and I've got my little application and my little check for $15 all ready to send out on Monday morning to reserve plot #5. I don't actually know how big the plots at this park are, or how much the park puts into it (pleasepleaseplease already be tilled!) but now I have a place to plant all those space consumers I can't fit into my yard like potatoes and melons. I'm considering sweetcorn, but it depends on what the space looks like when I get there. Anyone have any other space hog suggestions for allotment? The good thing about living in this part of NC is that we have a long growing season and I rarely even need to start seeds indoors more than a couple weeks before I can start hardening them off outside. My tomatoes and peppers have been outside for the most part for a couple of weeks. Sure they grow a little slower because of the temps, but that's more than compensated for by the extra sunlight. Anyway, a storm rolled in tonight and while I knew all day that it was coming and I needed to bring the seedlings in I just totally forgot about it when I started soil testing (more on that later.) So here comes POUNDING rain and it dawns on me suddenly and I scream "THE SEEEEEDLIIIIIINGSSSS!" and my husband was outside grabbing trays before I could even get my shoes on. I know gardening isn't really a big deal to him, but it's a big deal to me and he takes it seriously for my sake. That's true love to me.