We are now into April, and the allotment is ready for the new season.  The beds are dug over and manured, the strawberry bed planted out, 2nd early potatoes planted.  The 1st sowing of peas, carrots, beetroot and parsnips are complete, and seedlings of sweetcorn, leeks and broad beans are coming along in pots and will be planted out in the next week or so.  The herb bed we planted last year is flourishing with thyme, parsley, sage, sorrel and chives coming along nicely, and the rhubarb is sprouting nicely.   Unfortunately, the coronavirus has meant that as a group, we are unable to meet up for the foreseeable future, so I will have to keep the allotment in work by myself.  It’s just as well I have time on my hands as a result of the lockdown!  With a bit of luck (and some rain), I hope to be able to distribute some produce around the group come harvest time.