Sunday 25 March 2018

Felt like Summer, the day we had 1 less hour too!

Love these Daffodills growing on the corner of the Rhubarb patch, they come up every spring and today was no exeption.
Lovely blue sky all day & the Sun was out all day, hard to believe the forecast for the week to follow is cold & wet!
Jo worked hard clearing the Strawberry & Asparagus beds of grass and weeds, I topped the Asparagus off with a barrow full of horse muck.
So while Jo cleared the Aparagus & Strawberry beds, I got started on this patch where the main crop Potatoes will go. 
I'm only digging out the clumps of grass & some perenial weeds, then I'll spread some muck & rotovate it in.
So despite an hour less, due to British Summer Time (clocks go forward) we managed a good 4 hours of work in the sun with just one tea break!

Thanks for reading/returning, Ian & Jo.

Thursday 15 March 2018

March Allotment up-date

 I had to get a patch ready for 1st early Potatoes to go in, yesterday I started on this area where we had Brassicas last year. 
Today it was a sunny afternoon so I returned to finish off this patch, with enough room for 4 rows of spuds.
We usually start planting Potatoes around Easter but after the last frost.

But we need to clear this patch next.....
...... and this patch....
...... and this patch!
Got lots of seeds started at home, some in the greenhouse, some in propagators & some just in cells.

Yesterday I spotted a huge Frog in our pond, today as you can see, a huge lump of Frog Spawn, we will have Tadpoles again and eventually more Frogs.

Here are all the Potatoes 'chitting' this year I'm growing:
Pentland Javelin (1st early)
Charlotte & Kestrel (2nd early)
and Picasso (main crop).

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian & Jo