Spring Springs at the Allotment


Earlies and Second Earlies (Potatoes)We took on an allotment plot, long neglected, last autumn. The weather angel gave us a month of good weather. We cleared away rubbish, cleaned and painted, deep dug and conditioned some squares and rectangles of soil in which to plant potatoes and brassicas in this new growing season.

I love digging. I love deep digging. It’s about finding out what’s there under all the weeds. Making order out of chaos. Animating a space. Making something beautiful and useful.

Nourishment.

Everything is art.

In January we bought seed potatoes and chitted them dutifully before planting them out in March.  Here they are, plants now.

And here are some cabbages, green and purple. With the orange pots they grew up in, next to them. Green, purple, orange.

And here are potato plants and shadows cast by potatoes.

I like cast shadows. They are like musical embellishments.

Spring is springing.

Ann

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