Friday, 20 March 2009

A hard day at the lottie and photo's to prove it !

My lottie assistant and I worked hard today for about 5 hours. I dug the beds and added the horse poo and Austin knocked together some very simple small raised beds with some timber we had over from last year. The potato bed is now ready, I added some organic potato fertilizer and intend to get the spuds in by next week. I put a poly tunnel over the parsnip bed to warm the soil ready to plant them next week. Tomorrow I am going to dig the trench for my runner and french beans, which I will sow in April. I love to see the beds all freshly dug and raked over.

All the seedlings are coming on so well, I can't wait to get them into the ground as it's a pain having to look after so many.
The Freshly dug beds

Dahlia seedlings (I counted about 70) plus other plants as well

Purple sprouting broccoli ready to pick and eat at last!


Kathleen said...

You worked hard. I'm SO envious of your greenhouse! One of those has been on my wish list for a long time. Happy Spring Maureen.

Maureen said...

Happy Spring to you too Kathleen. I bought the greenhouse secondhand last year, we had to travel a bit to get it, and replace some glass but it's very handy.
The only thing is that it ties me during the summer months as the plants growing in there need daily watering, so if we go away I have to arrange someone to do it for me.
Last year I had tomatoes, aubergines,peppers, chillies and cucumbers in the greenhouse.

Tatyana said...

Yes, you worked hard! 5 hours - it's a lot! Good thing you have a helper!

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots said...

Wow! Everything looks so good and sunny! I can't wait to see everything you'll have in those great beds- happy spring!

Maureen said...

Happy Spring Tatyana & Tessa. I am up early and raring to go again today. We had a hard frost last night, so I am glad I kept all my seedlings under cover for the night. I'm glad my hubbie helps out on the plot now. In the beginning he didn't want to be involved as he isn't a gardener, but now he helps with keeping the grass paths and edges neat and has got to know people on the allotment so loves to chat to them.

Ryan said...

Looks fantastic!!! You can see that a lot of effort has gone into your great plot!

I look forward to seeing the produce!

Keep up the good work!