Saturday, 16 February 2013

More Days like this, please!

That's more like it! Three days with no rainfall. We've had an inch of rain since our last visit to the plot a week ago -- evidence in the form of our new rain gauge...
It was so good to be digging the plot and having other plotholders to watch and talk to for a change!
The ground is muddy but very diggable (doesn't look like a word, but we know what it means!) and last year's potato quarter looks pretty much ready for this years onions now - we're expecting Thompson & Morgan to deliver our Santero F1 onion sets very soon, joining the garlic which is looking good - 15 bulbs have sprouted.

Garlic shooting up well
While Jamie was doing most of the digging I was clearing away the beets which had grown to mammoth size. Although Boltardy I can't think that they wouldn't be woody so they'll be thrown away but I left them on a spare bit of plot for the mice to enjoy for a bit. As I was pulling them I saw a lot of centipedes, spiders and slugs. Hopefully the birds will deal with clearing the slugs and the slug eggs we found. See the Wildlife blog for more
 

2 comments:

  1. We dug some beetroot yesterday but they were still fairly small and looked fine

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  2. That patch of prepared ground looks good and ready for planting. Ours is far too wet to even stand on. It needs a few weeks of dry weather at least. The soil just glues itself to a spade or fork!

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