Well I got up yesterday morning to the usual stormy skies and on and off rain that we are so accustomed to. However by the afternoon the winds had died down and the rains seemed to be holding off so at 3:00pm I decided to take the plunge and see if I could beat the weather at the allotment.
I started off with this....
Very weedy and uneven ground which needed to be cleared in order to be dug through and turned into a brassica bed.
Waterlogged brassicas which were in desperate need of planting. The cauliflower didn't survive this treatment and had to be re-sown.
The parsnips are waterlogged too but they seemed to be enjoying the treatment and were no worse the wear for it!!
After I had spent 4 hours down the allotment things looked a little different and I managed to stay dry in the process. Here is what things looked like when I left at 7:00pm.
I have a brassica bed!! There is room for the cauliflower to go in here too. I also re-sowed spinach as this didn't come through at all and I will resow the swiss chard when I get some more seeds.
I was given some Welsh bunching onions by a friend and for now they have been planted in the cold frame so they can grow for this year and then will be split and grown on the plot next year, (at least that's the theory at the minute!).
You can just see here that the parsnips have gone in, some are bigger than others but overall I am quite pleased with them. the 6 celeriac are at the end of this row so I will see if they actually do anything!
So it was quite a productive if not tiring afternoon, I feel like I am much more on top of things now. I still have my sweetcorn to plant out and will do this at the weekend once it has hardened off. Also I will get some swede seed in the ground and re-sow carrots and turnips as these haven't shown any sign of germination either.
(Notice how nicely blogger behaved for me today?!)..