Setting allotment goals for a new year is always fun, and with the exception of this year just passed (2021), I usually have some kind of goal in my head.
It’s probably why 2021, was a little bit on the slow side.
This was more prevalent when I was starting again a couple of years back. It’s taken me about 2 and half years to get on top of that.
So, these are the things I’d like to achieve this year!
Creating a water station / water harvesters
Water is commodity – and looking at the plot, with the exception of the shed, I’ve no way of collecting large quantities of it via rainfall.
Historically – I’ve not made any effort to collect water and there’s no reason why I shouldn’t look into building something that will help in the long run.
I’ve got some water butts and parts of an old shed roof which I can I make use of, so this will be a nice little build project.
I love asparagus – and this year I really appreciated it’s presence. It’s quite expensive to buy so I’m going to create a new bed, dedicated to just asparagus.
I’m going to be following these instructions here for the new asparagus bed.
Improving the sitting area
The sitting area is a lot to be desired, so I’m going to be looking to improve this area with some plants and just getting rid of some clutter. I may even do some some up-cycling along the way.
I sort of started this last year, by having the shed roof replaced and then painting the shed, which was a lot of fun to do.
I have an idea to plant some shrubs which grow well in shady areas and cover up a multitude of sins, lavender for example, or perhaps some rosemary. I’m open to suggestions here, so feel free to leave what you think would grow well in the comments below.
So there we have it, allotment goals for 2022 – keeping them short and sweet, but most importantly, achievable!
Do you have any plans for 2022? I’d love to know in the comments below.