Well, its 29th December but it doesn't feel like it. Only a couple of frosts so far, and the first violet flower is open in the back garden. Also a few flowers on the forsythia behind the shed. Went to the lottment today, planted out overwintering spring onions that have been sitting in cells in the cold greenhouse - they have two choices!! Broad beans (Aquadulce), onions and garlic looking good. Leeks small but beautifully formed. Had a bonfire in my incinerator (worth its weight in gold)
As with all newbies, lessons were learned this year about what to do.
The biggest error was being too liberal with the seeds, so had too much to thin out. This time we'll be that much more stingier!
Trying to maximise my small veg plot - in particular, sprouts where the ones at the back of the plot (against the fence) were hard to reach, and therefore hard to win the battle against the caterpillars.
One success story (and I'm sure its because they are
I must be mad whent down the plot today.
raining a lot cleand the greenhouse in the rain well it needed doing and it will be the growing season soon
planted some late carrots today too in a booket so i can put them insided the greenhouse if needs be
Haven't managed to get back to the lottie since 17th. Manic at work. Still have more broad beans (Sutton) to plant out but they should be OK in the cold greenhouse for a little while. Frost this week, and freezing fog this morning. The blackbirds have at last started eating the pyracantha berries.
Another morning in the wilderness, I wonder why more people don't get out of the shopping drugery and get an allotment (and use it).
Wonderful morning for being out in the fresh air, even the sun was shining on me.
Got more compost spread, picked up loads of leaved that had fallen off the Brussels sprouts since last week and straightened out some of the membrane which is going to form paths between the beds next year. I decided to split the plot into 4 beds which
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