Neville explains what we’re doing with our allotment, splitting the ground into two halves, one with Wonderpost and one without, and some interesting facts about Wonderpost Soil Improver.

After testing the allotment soil PH Roger filled up the bucket on the telehandler with a shed load of Wonderpost soil improver and dumped it in a big pile in the middle of the allotment. With one of those large landscaper rakes, I set about spreading it across half of the plot, trying to achieve a coverage of between 5 – 10kg per square metre. I’m not sure how accurate my spreading technique was but I thought “gardening is all about experimenting so what’s the worst that can happen if I have spread it too thick”!

Don’t let your children do this…

If you look at the picture that I took whilst being raised up in the bucket of Roger’s telehandler you will see that I have only spread the soil improver over half the plot! This is because we are going to create a mirror image of the plot. In one hall we are going to grown veg with Wonderpost. In the other half, we are going to grow the exact same veg and sown at the same time in order to compare and contrast the difference in yield between the Wonderpost half and the Wonderpost free half. It’s going to get interesting.

My next job will be to fork in the soil improver into the top layer of the soil and then prep the ground for our first sowing of seeds.