Monday, 2 March 2009

I'm back in action on the plot !

After a couple of hectic weeks going back and forth helping out with babysitting, I am now raring to go. I missed out on working at the lottie in the lovely weather at the week-end as I was in London visiting my sister, so I was very pleased that today was good.

I managed to dig and prepare two raised beds, and took off the black plastic on other parts of the plot and got it dug, ready to divide into smaller beds. I don't have a plan, I just know where everything was last year and will rotate it all this year. I am going to do a boot sale to help towards the price of a bigger shed, and then my daughter will take the small one over to her plot when I get the bigger one.

My broad beans are getting very tall so I think they will have to go out as soon as possible as the roots are getting very long even though they are in the toilet roll tubes. The Cerinthe plants are also doing well, I have been hardening them and the beans off outside each day.
I have lots of seeds to plant this month. I love to see the seedlings appear and grow it's so amazing, but I do find looking after them a chore, especially as we like going away for a couple of days at a time. I look forward to the time when all the vegetables are in their beds, and need less looking after. The photo above is of the area that I dug over today, covering it over winter with black plastic was really good at keeping down the weeds and warming up the soil, it was much easier to dig.


Carrie said...

everything is looking great! we desperately need to get some thick black plastic for over the winter next year, our beds are so water-logged, and my goodness, never again with the green manure - nightmare!
Get those lovely broad bean babies in the ground - they look ready to romp away!

Maureen said...

Carrie, I'm glad you told me that green manure is a nightmare, as I had bought some but never got around to planting it, maybe I wont bother. It did say on the packet it could be hard to dig in.
I highly recommend the black plastic and it last for years. I got up to the plot this morning with the broad beans and it bucketed down, so I had to bring them home. he ho.

Paul and Melanie said...

Looking good there :)

Just found your blog so wanted to say hi :)
I know what you mean about seedlings although my main worry is where to put the little things, not got a greenhouse or many sunny windows...

Maureen said...

Thank you for your comments and welcome Paul & Melanie and Rues, I am glad you like my blog thanks for visiting.