Our water doesn't get turned on by the local council until this week-end, so I will give the greenhouse a gentle hose down when the water is on. Then there are are pot's and trays to disinfect and scrub ready for the tomatoes & chillies.
I left the wallflowers in the ground from last year and I am so glad I did as they look beautiful and smell lovely. They are outside the greenhouse and I picked some today along with my lovely pink 'Hellebore' what a lovely little bouquet they made to take home. I can't wait to have the masses of flowers on the plot again as last year I had so many to cut for the house it was amazing.
Just picked and ready to take home. My first home grown flowers this year.
Wallflowers left in from last year looking strong and healthy and smelling so good.
At home in a vase looking and smelling Sweet.
I dug and raked until the soil looked good and most of the stones were removed. Until the next visit that is !!! they just appear again days later, it's a no win situation. I guess the stones help with drainage so best not complain too much.. We then mulched the beds with the farmyard manure we had delivered a few weeks ago and the plot looks better already. I have been hardening off the broad beans each day and covering them with loads of fleece in the mini greenhouse at night. As soon as the frosts have finished which should be around mid April.?? I will then get them in the ground, if not sooner ! I could get them in under a couple of polythene tunnels.
Photo's of the freshly dug and manured beds. I have a mix of raised beds and open traditional beds. I like both as they each have their good points.
The garlic is looking healthy (below) I had a good crop last year, so hopefully this one will be too.
Chillies and Tomatoes growing well (fingers crossed) hopefully they will be big enough to pot on at the end of next week. My windowsill is getting a bit crowded, so I will be glad to get them into the greenhouse on the allotment, when it's warmer and they are big enough to cope.
Happy sowing and growing everyone