I’m the new owner of allotment plot 14 in Manchester. It doesn’t look at all like the photo above (Christiania Glass House in Copenhagen) but this image says all I love about allotments – the make, mend and DIY approach to life.
So, my plot started off as a ‘field’ of weeds, namely couch grass and horsetail with quite a lot of dock. Basically all the nightmare weeds. Horsetail is especially scary and has a sense of 50s sci-fi about it.
As you can see below, i’ve cut down all the growth and starting to cover the plot with cardboard, sheeting, carpet and wood. This is definitely a long term project and i’ll be working on the plot all through the winter to hopefully get it ready to grow on next year.