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I ran out of labels this afternoon whilst potting on some broccoli seedlings and then I had a nifty little idea…
– Just take an old yoghurt pot
– Cut down the pot so you have lots of strips around about 1cm each

– Then trim the strips from the base of the pot
– Make sure they’re dry, then use a permanent marker to write with


A quick snap to show my progress as of Jan 07 (meant to post this a while back!). The top shot shows the site when we took it on at the end of Oct 06. The bottom one is looking across the plot and gives you a feel for the progress we’ve made.

The back of the plot is still quite a state – it’s kind of banked up and to be honest it’s just full of burnt chair-legs(!), rusty nails and couch grass. Not ideal I grant you, but we’ll get there.

Weather permitting, this weekend I’ll try and get a picture of the site as it is now. But it might be under a foot of snow…

Just pottering this morning and noticed that the raspberries I inherited with my allotment are starting to bud. I’m pretty chuffed as when I took on the site they were in sorry state and took some serious hacking to get them into shape. Oh the joys of spring!!

More about Ragged Radishes…

Ragged Radishes is the garden allotment blog of Lucy Crosbie (that's me). As a novice allotment owner, I took on plot no. 27 at the Burras Lane site in Otley, West Yorkshire in Oct 2006. I've now moved to a lovely house with a large garden in Knaresborough.

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