Saturday, 28 March 2015

Ready for spuds

Last year there was a piece of the plot that wasn't properly used and got a bit overgrown. This year I've got that area of ground turned over and the weeds out. It is just about the right space to plant potatoes, so I have dug the trenches ready to plant the seed potatoes. They are chitting and still not quite ready to go out, but that job will be quick and easy s soon as they are ready.

I've been turning some more of the ground and making use of the little tilling machine I bought last year. If the ground is turned to break it up the tiller makes short work of turning it into a fine tilth ready for sowing or planting. It's great for mixing compost into the soil too. It has made preparing the ground much easier.

Monday, 23 March 2015


I spend while digging a bit more ground today. Still plenty to do. The ground is almost perfect for digging, soft but not muddy.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Lovely day

I planned to sow some broad beans and plant some onion sets this weekend. The weather played ball, the sun shone brightly and the wind dropped so I got on with it. Bunyards Exhibition broad beans and the standard Sturon onions. I had dug over the areas I wanted to plant in earlier in the week. I dug another section over for the next stage.

The purple sprouting broccoli is producing spears and I'm enjoying them.