Fantastic to see new buds on gooseberries and blackcurrants. Is Spring on its way? Yes!
Early season and the allotment is clean. Fruit canes are just starting to show signs of new growth
First seeds sown in the greenhouse.
Along with veg, I have sown many flowers aiming to get as many insect attracting plants into the allotment to aid in pollination, these include Borage, Rudbekia’s, Cosmos, Echinacea among many others.
Starting the huge job of going through each bed and riddling the soil to get rid of reaming glass/bricks and god knows what else I keep finding.
I’ve levelled everything in order so that seedlings may go straight out when ready.
Although the weather has been really mild of late this snow snap came and lasted for a few days halting the continuation for rubbish extraction and sifting of the soil as the ground was rock solid.
Picture of snow fall covering the raised beds at an allotment
With a week of good weather this February, I took delivery of my 12×10 greenhouse, what will become the hub for everything I intend to grow.
The raised beds have been levelled out and are ready for planting in the spring. I have added organic fertiliser to beds that will need it, and left it out of beds where I intend to grow such things as carrots as they do not require feeding.
Water barrels have been installed at either side of the greenhouse to take rainfall from the greenhouse roof, very effective they are too.
Automatic vents are in place in the greenhouse to open and close the windows in warmer weather.
With the new fence and all the raised beds finally installed, work was halted by a covering of snow with mounds of rubbish still to be taken away.