Changeable weather; cold winds; more sunshine; rainfall; late spring snow. You get the idea, the allotment season starts now, welcome back if like me you have hibernated for a couple of months or so.
Take it easy at first. If you’ve been slumbering in an armchair all winter and have a sudden urge to get out and put the allotment to rights now that it’s nearly spring, then do it gently at first. But don’t let me put you off. Before starting any strenuous jobs such as digging, do some warm-up stretching exercises to ease yourself into the work. And jobs such as digging are best done in short spells.
New for this year is the start up of the Thursday Weekly Working Party Club, 10:30 – 12:30.
We’ll be working on keeping communal areas and paths clear and also clearing overgrowth on vacant plots. Members should try to attend the working parties if they can – the allotment society is run entirely on a voluntary basis and it is the working parties that keep the communal areas on-site trimmed and clear.
Also, the next weekend working party is on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of March. The first plot inspection of the year also takes place this month, Friday the 27th to the 29th.
Until next time, remember to enjoy it and have some fun as well.
Chair of Alwoodley Allotment Society