2020 Covid-19 Memories
Jan Urquhart - West Mains Allotments
It was wonderful to have the solace of my allotment during lockdown. Having resigned from work in February to go traveling, I had plenty of time for my plot.Tucked away from the fear and chaos, my mind was soothed by the mindfulness of weeding. I was very concerned that the site would be closed down due to Covid so every day the site remained open felt like a bonus. Each mouthful of the early spring harvests of rhubarb , sorrel and kale, seemed to linger longer on the tongue than usual. The days leading up to lockdown, were a frenzy of activity; sowing, planting and structure construction. My peas and cabbages were in the ground by March 24th, wrapped up in fleece, just in case the site was closed. They thrived in the glorious lockdown weather!