Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Plot 8 - the backbreaker!

How lucky we've been with the weather so far during this week off work! It was blowing a bitterly cold North-Easterly wind but again there was some nice warming sunshine (7° while we were working).

We were digging Plot 8 - such hard work compared to Plot 7, which has now been dug and dug again for three years. Plot 8 hasn't had quite such loving care and attention!
Look at all those stones and a bucketful of weeds from just a small area. And that took us about two hours #groan

Peeped under the netting at the Aqua Dulce broad beans which were sowed at the end of October. They're looking pretty good and looking at this photo is that a sign of a flower bud in the background?? I don't think they're meant to be dwarf variety!

5 comments:

  1. Must admit we have never tried to remove stones on our plot it would be a losing battle.

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    1. We have noticed that some people on site leave even big stones on their plots, but you can see the pile of stones beyond our plot that a lot have been removed!

      These are big stones - like, half brick-sized flints and bigger. You'd remove those wouldn't you?

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    2. Yes we would remove the very big stones (I hadn't realised how big the ones you remove were. We use these to hold down netting etc.

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    3. Us too. We spend time removing all the stones and then scour the piles for big ones to put back on our plots to hold the netting down! The slugs do love a pile of stones though! If we get to stay on our site I want to home some hedgehogs - they'd be the happiest hogs around!

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  2. Serves me right for being smug about the weather - it's snowing again today! Doh!

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