I took advantage of the half-term holiday to get down to the allotment three days in a row. The weather has been lovely, although a little chillier as the week progressed.
This was taken last Sunday, 17th. Jenny was helping with labelling the beds. Rosie had disappeared down to the lottie shop, helping with pricing up goods and working the till.
We were pleased to spot our first shoots for 2008: our onions.
It is a nice healthy green, even if it looks a bit yellow here.
I have been trying out the planning tool on GrowVeg.com to draw up a plan for our plot. Yes, I could use a pencil and paper, but what I like about this is the ability to move the shapes round. I did a lot of measuring at the plot over the last week, and it’s amazing how that moving around a space with a tape measure in your hand makes you appreciate the subtleties more. I haven’t worked out a way of displaying the plan here yet, but I’ll share it when I can.
These little beauties aren’t on our plot, I’m afraid, but as I was having a wander with my new camera I noticed these and had to take a picture, as they looked so cheerful.
More digging was done today, as we’re getting the ground ready for the potatoes. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sowing parsnips, carrots and beetroot as well.