Digging and Thinning

Another busy morning up at the allotment defining the plot edges that had become overgrown in recent years. I’ve gained a few square feet and it all looks neat and tidy. Now I just have to dig over and weed the middle bit!

Back at home the spring flowers are in full bloom making the most of the lovely weather we’ve had recently. The main job was to thin out the carrots and parnsips in pipes down to two seedlings and I did the same with the stumps. The greenhouse is filling up with all sorts of trays and pots, broad beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, calabrese, celeriac, sweetcorn, onions, leeks, celery, peas and mangetout. And there’s tomatoes, chillies, peppers and aubergines on the windowsill indoors. April will be a busy month with sowing, potting on and planting out. With a bit of time off over Easter I’m hoping to get ahead of the game or at least keep up!

4 responses to “Digging and Thinning

  1. It’s definitely hard to keep on top of things at this time of year, Damo. I’m pleased to see that most of the seeds I sowed last weekend have germinated, though I’m still waiting on the tomatoes. They usually take a bit longer though as they’re outside in the greenhouse. Your spring flowers look lovely, so nice to see so much colour in the garden.

  2. We can definitely get going with our sowing now we are back from holiday.

  3. This weather is making things difficult but I suppose gardening is a constant battle with the weather. It’s so dry here in Wales we do need some rain. I’ve had to start watering my seed beds so they don’t dry out. All this beautiful weather has been great but now they’re talking about snow. Aaaaarrrrgggghhh. My apple tree is just about to flower may have to dig out some fleece to protect it but the blueberries which are covered in flowers up at the allotment will just have to fend for themselves.

    • Jo – thanks very much, good to hear that all your sowings are coming through.

      Sue – welcome back, Easter weekend will be a busy one for everybody.

      Wellywoman – the weather always plays tricks on us, you think spring is set in and then snow arrives. I’m fortunate being so far south that the recent bad weather hasn’t affected things. Still not much rain here though.

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