Monday, 29 March 2010

Dig! Dig! Dig!

After missing out last week due to family commitments, I was determined to get down this weekend and despite the showery weather, I managed to put in 5 hours or so on Saturday. Some sitting in the shed out of the rain was necessary, but by and large a very productive day.

  • Finished digging over the bed for the potatoes. This will still need forked over again before planting.
  • Dug over last year’s potato bed. This will be split into two beds, one for beans and peas, one for garlic & onions.
  • Forked over and manured bed 2 in preparation for Brussels Sprouts.

Lots of digging. Very tired by the end.

On Sunday, I cleared out the greenhouse at home, and planted a plum tree in the garden.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Spring has sprung!

Yesterday, it really felt like spring has arrived. The weather was so good I got a touch of sunburn on my head.

The whole family headed to the allotment and watched me dig. Well, actually everybody did help a bit.

I managed to get another bed and a half dug over, Hannah my wife dug a bed, the girls found half a dozen parsnips. Also cleared out some brambles from the top of the plot, and fixed the raised bed round the rhubarb.

I need to remember to take a pump to pump up the wheelbarrow tyre.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Better Weather

March has arrived and with it better weather. It was bright and sunny, but still cold. I headed to the allotment myself, and got lots done.

  • Fixed some wind damage – blown over rain barrels.
  • Dug over bed 1.
  • Got 10 barrow-loads of manure.
  • Distributed some manure to the raspberries and rhubarb.
  • Started digging over bed 2.

The digging was a bit of hard work and I’m really suffering for it now.

Also, got some new neighbours in the empty plot next to me. They have started well and cleared a lot of bramble growth. They will still need to dig the roots out. But a good start, let’s hope they keep coming back.

My potatoes are chitting in the porch, some growth started.