One needs an occasional day away from both the allotment and academia just to let the mind and body process what's been happening, and today is one of those days. It's rained non-stop, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the pond's shaping up, tomorrow.
Yesterday, Good Friday, 25th March 2016, was a significant day in the story of Plot 79, or Pig Sty Avenue #4. After nearly 10 months of work, I planted the first actual food crops, being 5 rows of Maris Peer (2nd early) potatoes, about 10 to the row.
I've marked the rows with sticks, twigs from the pollarded cherry tree, which were on the wood pile, and beginning to bud. Who knows, they might continue to grow and maybe put roots out, and if so they'll get a home in the hedge. But if not, they've cost me nowt. And a blog post is a label in the cloud: the 5 cherry twigs in the Pond Bed mark my Maris Peer. Better than buying something plastic to mark a row, eh?