I took the car and loaded it up with all the plants. I then had to walk up to the site which is a short walk through the park, and borrow the wheel barrow to barrow them all up to the plot.
To make room for the new plants, I had to dig up the onions and some of the potatoes I had growing. The onions weren't very big, but not to worry, they'll still get eaten.
I dug up about one third of the potato plants. They produced a cloth bag full of lovely potatoes. I did manage to fork a few and a few had a bit of slug damage, but mostly they were lovely. There must be about 5 or 6 lbs here, if not more. They should last us a while and there's still plenty more to harvest.
Once I'd dug up the onions and potatoes, I dug over the soil and started to plant out some of the plants I had brought with me. There was sweetcorn, which was looking a little ropey, but will hopefully recover and establish itself soon.
I also put some courgette plants in. At least I think that's what they are. These are two of them, there's another two slotted into gaps.
Finally, I planted out three cucumber plants (there's only two showing in this picture), in the bed where I took out most of the lettuce.
Unfortunately, due to the hot weather virtually all of the lettuce had started to bolt. It was a pity, but I harvested it anyway and we will eat what we can. It can taste a little bitter once it has bolted, so if it does, it may have to be composted. I harvested another couple of large bowls. Just as well, as we've nearly finished the last lot I harvested.
I was really happy to see that the climbing/runner beans (not sure which) are now looking a lot better and are actually starting to flower. I didn't take a photo. The rhubarb looked healthy too, but I didn't harvest any as I still haven't used the last lot. Note to self - make some more crumbles this week.
I've been putting more effort into the allotment this year and visiting more regularly. It is starting to pay off.