Yesterday I spent a few hours over the allotment. It was a beautiful day which makes working on the lottie a real pleasure. I have been in a bit of a panic because my neighbour has had his spuds in for two weeks already and as I scan the allotments quite a few others have too, although on Twitter and the forums most people are not putting theirs in until next week so I don't think I'm that late after all.
Plenty of digging was needed over the lottie. I wish I had done what the people on the plot next to me had done. They covered their plot with carpet and old tent sheets throughout the winter. We looked on with jealous eyes as they peeled back the coverings to reveal weed free soil. No digging needed...Lucky devils.