Well it’s been a long time coming but Spring has arrived !
The plots are beginning to dry out and it’s been possible to do some work. Last Saturday I planted two and half rows of main crop potatoes aswell as broad beans and beetroot. I have some ‘second earlies’ to go in today (Juliette).
I have been busy in the greenhouse too, sowing tomatoes, leeks, courgettes, outdoor cucumbers, squashes and pumpkins.
A previous sowing of turnips is just starting to show and the onions sets and garlic I put in in March are now sending up green shoots.
This year is going to be difficult because the ground is still fairly saturated and difficult to work. I am hoping for a dry May so that I can start work on my new plot, which is prone to flooding. I am going to create some raised open beds with deep ditches around the sides to aid drainage. As these dry out I will use them for the pumkins and squashes, which will suck up the moisture in the soil and provide ground cover to restrain the weeds.