Sooner, actually, because, when the chips are down, the potato puns are starting to wear a bit thin. But, the bottom line is:
Its that time of year, again!!!
This Friday, January 20th, marks the arrival of the 2017 allotment new year, along with 20 sacks of spuds, many, many onions, garlic, shallots and a tiny bit of compost. Yeah, right!
Although scheduled for 9am, we anticipate that this year's delivery will probably arrive at around 8.45am, and we are appeeling for half a dozen or so strong and fit individuals to demonstrate some valor by helping us to transfer the contents of the lorry into the hut. With enough people, the operation should be swift, and then the second part of the process can commence.
From 10.00am, we will be weighing bags of potatoes and onions, bundling bamboo canes and generally making merry. We have ordered slightly less stuff this year, so hopefully the task will not take too long, but if you are free to join us between 10am and 12 noon we will be glad to make you welcome, put you to work and put the kettle on. Cake? Hopefully!
Orders should be ready for collection from 11.00am on Saturday, January 21st, and we will, once again, be opening the hut on both Saturday and Sunday mornings until the autumn. If you have not placed an order, we recommend that you shop early to avoid disappointment. As always, as well as welcoming your custom, we are always pleased to catch up with you, and cuppas and cakes are often on the go.
Looking ahead, we would like to complete the polytunnel construction before the growing season is upon us. With this in mind, we have earmarked Saturday February 18th as a possible date to show the tunnel the poly! Weather permitting. A number of you have kindly offered your services, and if you are free to help on this date we would be grateful if you could let us know.
Our annual plant sales will be taking place on May 6th and 7th, and May 20th and 21st. As usual, if you are able to help us with seed sowing, pricking out and growing on, we would be glad to chat with you about what is involved. We will try to coordinate seed varieties so that we have a good spread of veg, and donations of your own excess sowings are always very useful.
Hope to see you this week, or very soon. Don't be ratte. That's shallot.