I’m currently keeping morale up durng these gloomy days by looking forward to the Hartley Farm Christmas market, on Saturday 25th November. I’m up for Christmas starting early this year, and am looking forward to the carols, mulled wine and yummy food, keeping me fed & toasty while I share tasters of my lovely spicy salad leaves, and chat about veg to the enthusiastic foodies and allotmenteers who come each year without fail. There may even be snow to complete the day…!
Thanks to my trusty volunteers last week, we managed to get the trench dug & skin on the smaller tunnel last Thursday (which I’ve promptly planted out with peppers, chillies, basil & a few companion flowers). The original plan was to put on the plastic for the larger tunnel, but unfortunately the plastic that arrived was too small so we had to order larger plastic (14m x 31m, rather than 11m x 25m). Hurrah for the smaller tunnel & my land army! Much hot chocolate & lush carrot cake was scoffed in celebration once the plastic was trenched in for the smaller tunnel; and despite the gales this week, it’s standing firm.
Now the plan is to try & put the plastic on the larger tunnel tomorrow (Thursday 21st May), from about 11am – so if you are in the neighbourhood and can spare half an hour to help hold down the plastic while we fix it in place, please do pop along – there’ll be a lovely hot coffee & treats in it for you, the more the merrier! Drop me a line, firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you’re interested.