If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to start cleaning those garden tools.
Taking some time out before next season to clean your tools and the pots and trays from last season will make your allotment preparations and planting that little bit easier. Gardening tools are not exactly the cheapest to replace and to keep things at a low cost, you want to get as much use out of them before throwing them out.
When cleaning out your equipment, hot, soapy water usually does the trick. Pests and unwanted diseases can overwinter in spent compost and can cause damage to any new seedlings. So, giving your pots and trays a good scrub should prevent the spread of diseases amongst your plants.