Have been to annual Scottish Allotment and Garden Society Conference and yesterday to the Allotments above. The latter has such a different, non-territorial feel about it then our allotment site. There are no fences, hedges or other boundaries with neighbouring plots but also only small huts and greenhouses while ours has big huts and greenhouses on many plots, but also fences and often poorly maintained hedges. The openness there is certainly refreshing.
SAGS was very good overall. Do think I will get a wormery and will stop using peat based compost. Did not know it is only widely used since the 50ies and not actually very good as a soil improver. 58% is in the stuff I used and will finish. Need a source for manure and possibly some supplement for future homemade compost.
Saw the wonderful Hailey Beavis again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3DVQw5mWhw
The whole gig on my (Strontoiler) videos.
Made some decisions regarding sustainability. Despite learning how and planning to one day live sustainably, which for me means carbon neutral and self sustaining with regards to food and energy, I will for now not force austerity or unnecessary work on myself. This especially as I increasingly see the debate as a class issue.
The plot is doing great. The good weather since the third week of May is helping things along. To now get fresh vegetables as well as the salad which gets ever more varied in taste and colour is satisfying. Put in some cauliflower, curly kale and a couple of poorly looking sprouts. Not much more to come and the last bed is almost dug.
A super full moon tonight beeing 10% nearer the earth. Sadly still cloudy here.