I am happy to annouce that it actually stopped raining for two whole days in a row! Along with the sunshine came the hope and excitement that Springtime is just round the corner, as well as the eagerness to start doing some work. I have really missed spending time up my allotment and I try to visit it at least 3 times a week just to have a quick peek in all its sorry state. However, now the weather is starting to pick up I can finally start preparing for the year ahead. There is a lot to be done down on plot 15C but first on my long to-do list is to dig the pea area and the flower patch so that I can start planting my seeds. I am going to be planting my peas in succession so that I won’t get a large glut of peas in one go, therefore the first double row needs to go in the ground in the next few days. In about a months time the next double row of peas will go in and then so forth until the pea patch is full… thats the idea anyway!
I must admit, I actually missed digging and weeding. I know that sounds weird but it felt great just to get stuck in, get dirty and finally get round to enjoying some gardening. I was able to start using my new Draper tools which have been waiting to get digging for months now (and I made sure to clean them before I put them away!) I also managed to get some filming done so hopefully my first video will be up and live next weekend!
I am going to be super busy over the next month, aswell as all the seeds that will need sowing in March I have a galvanised roof that needs attaching to the shed, a vintage trough to fill up with compost and a pallet picket fence needs to put up over the next week or so (the pallets are currently living on my potato bed and I need to plant my earlies!). The next job however will be to dig my flower area, I have a verbena plant waiting patiently in its pot and a cold frame that needs to be made and erected.
The best part about today? The sun shining, bopping along to the radio whilst digging and simply enjoying a cup of well earned tea with a perfect view 🙂