Ooh the excitement!

There’s been a manure delivery! Very fresh stuff, steamy and boiling hot in the middle. That was all the incentive I needed to sort out my compost bins. After emptying, I shifted a couple of bins out of the way so any hedgerow birds could have a wormy breakfast. I’d been […]

Itchy fingers

I was up at 5 this morning and couldn’t settle so out came the seed boxes and the compost… I (very quietly) potted on 19 of my spindly tomatoes. They were soaking wet – I had massively overwatered them by mistake. I’m trusting to their survival instinct and hoping fungus […]

Of fires and neighbourly relations

I had a lovely session at the plot today. Though I didn’t get as much done as I wanted – our resident pyro had lit the huge pile of green waste at the bottom of the site near the houses. He’d been asked to burn it – but I think they meant in small […]

Started shuttling trays of pots to the greenhouse to grow on in more light than I have at home. Today’s addition was 20 pots of squashes, the second sowing of Kent Blue peas and the rhubarb seedlings. I hope they all like it in there. Not much is happening on plot […]

Speedy trip up to install the auto-opener on the greenhouse. There was something of a minor hitch when I realised I’d left the instructions at home, but thankfully it wasn’t too complicated! And it works really well, which means no more trips up to open and close the window. Spuds are […]

All prepped and ready to go

Hooray, hooray the greenhouse is done. I’ve dug and turned over the claggy clay to a spade’s depth and removed a big tub of bramble roots and buttercups. To enrich it a bit and have it completely ready for swathes of tomatoes I’ve added a few bags of rotted manure, […]

Greenhouse preoccupations

Obviously now it’s up I am spending ALL my plot time in the greenhouse. So far I’ve edged a path with some spare (and a bit dubious rot-wise) old decking and filled it with cardboard and woodchip. I hope that doesn’t mean I have invited a new population of woodlice into […]