Well for the first time since Easter we actually go through a WHOLE day without any rain at all so i am very impressed...and not only did it not rain but it was also quite warm so I managed to get some work done down the allotment in quite pleasant conditions!
Although we had some rain Friday and Saturday it was light and so the standing water has finally drained down into the ground and left the soil workable if still a little heavy.
I figured I would just give a bit of a picture post today as I am really tired now...it's not overly exciting but I am very happy with what I got done today!!
Kate was down the allotment too today...mainly re-sowing seeds that hadn't germinated...lots of other plotters were taking advantage of the good weather too!! (Yes the photo is the wrong way but apparently this is the way blogger liked it!!
I weeded a little around the onions...mainly getting out potatoes that were growing...I'm amazed how many are coming up in the old potato patch...I don't think I left this many in...maybe the potato fairy visited the last time I had finished the digging!!
I managed to get in some carrots and turnips today...I didn't bother to water them in as they really didn't need it...now just keep my fingers crossed for a good germination rate!!
Some of the potatoes in the actual potato bed of 2012 are starting to show themselves...not many yet but enough to make me hopeful that they haven't rotted away underground with all the recent rain!
The strawberries finally got out of their temporary home and into the ground on the allotment so now my strawberry patch is ready to start doing it's thing!!
Also managed to get in the cabbage seedling that I was given a couple of weeks ago. These have been hardened off well so now I hope that they survive. They are a summer cabbage but I don't know which variety.
So that was today's progress...now I sit here and write about it I can't imagine why it took me 4 hours...although I did also help Kate out and till some of her ground for her...though I have to admit it wasn't a large area she wanted doing.
Yesterday I went down and re-sowed some parsnips, butter-nut squash, courgettes, cucumbers, bell peppers and chilli peppers as none of these had germinated...hoping to get better luck this time.
Well that's what I have managed to get done so far this weekend...if the weather is nice tomorrow I will get a bit more done as it's bank holiday so I'm not at work tomorrow afternoon...if not I can be content that I haven't wasted the good weather!!