So spring is finally here and after so much snow, it couldn’t be more welcome. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had some fun on the sledges but I’ve had days when I’ve had the time to winter dig but just not been able to get out there. I’m very much of the mindset of ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing’ but I draw the line at trying to turn frozen earth! This leaves us a little behind but as I have found in past years, there’s no need to worry, it’s possible to catch up really quickly when you put your mind to it.
Catching up is one of my forté’s and I love to see the transformation of the allotment from the sparseness of the winter months to the abundance of greenery, foliage and colour during the summer. Nature never fails to fascinate!
- Sow any seeds that I have sorted for March and earlier sowings.
- Plant out the broad beans (with protection and support)
- Recover the mini tunnels (I’ll do a blog post on this)
- Continue digging over any ground or cover with the no-dig method.
- Have a general tidy up