It was so lovely when I woke up and, being as though I didn’t have to go to work today, I decided to spend this morning on the allotment. It is the first time this year I have spent any length of time up there. I have seeds growing on my bedroom window sills, namely several types of chillis, black and white Aubergines, Brussels Sprouts, and sweet peas. I also have broad beans in toilet roll ‘pots’ outside on deck. But I have been holding off planting anything directly, as in the past I have been caught out by planting too early.
Anyway, I planted red onions and shallots in to individual pots in my unheated greenhouse. I mulched several of the raised beds with well rotted manure and had a general tidy up in preparation for the upcoming seaon. My greenhouse has suffered a lot of damage over winter and I am going to have to replace it at some point. I am considering investing in a small polytunnel. I want a decent one, not a cheap one that is only going to last a couple of seasons. If anyone has any suggestions I would be grateful. I figure I can extend my growing season with a polytunnel.
It is so good to be working outside again, I get a wonderful sense of peace and achievement when I have spent time at my allotment. The weather is slowly getting warmer as we get further in to spring and the earth is beginning to wake up. I love this time of the year and its promise of renewal 🙂