I’m getting back into my routine – wake up early, make coffee, shove on the worst of my wardrobe for allotmenteering in and slap factor 30 on any exposed skin. Spend 5 minutes looking for keys & cap and I’m off to the plot.
Despite their absolute neglect for a couple of weeks, what I have planted is roaring away. Every visit ends with me picking/eating a punnet or two of raspberries – huge, juicy berries that are wonderfully early this year. Definitely one of the things I most enjoy growing!
My distractions (Hampton Court, horses, the RDA sensory track – about which there will be a post when I can get my thoughts in order) mean that the weeds are also full steam ahead, and that lots of my growing plan has fallen away. I have leeks, but that is it for winter veg. I will miss brassicas – PSB, swede, turnips and kale are things I’ve come to look forward to. I might chance a few seeds, but perhaps it’s no bad thing to have a bit of time off from the plots, and to be able to ready the beds thoroughly for spring.
Rather than going through everything piece by piece, I’ve made 2 short videos. Apologies for the sniffing in the first – it was very early, and surprisingly cold!