Sunday, 21 March 2010

More preparation

The digging continues. The back of the plot has not been properly used so far. We grew some tomatoes there last year, but they got blighted.  We've grown sweet peas and spinach too, but they have always been a bit of an afterthought. This year we want to use it for spring onions and beetroot. I've dug some of it, but there is still more to do.  The soil is light, but much richer than it was thanks to the muck and compost we have added, especially over the winter.

Jean dug a huge chunk of the other end of the plot, so we have the space we need to plant peas and onions as soon as we're ready. There were some weeds in both parts that we dug, but not too many, and the more we take out the less they get a hold.

I fed the asparagus with a small amount of blood fish and bone. We are expecting some rain over the next few days so it will get properly washed in. The first spears should be appearing in the next few weeks.

A bit of a tidy up and we were done - until we're ready for more digging that is.  There's probably still about half of the open parts of the plot to dig and then there's the weeding around the fruit bushes ...

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