I spent a couple of hours on the plot Tuesday morning when I hard pruned the grapevine, started tidying up/trimming back the blackberry bush and did some hoeing/weeding.
Since then the weather has got considerably colder with daytime temperatures barely above zero, and feeling much colder in the wind. Snow is forecast for tomorrow so I guess that next week all I’ll be doing is some armchair gardening.
This year I’ll be growing potatoes in an area that I’ve not used before for that. I bought most of what I want today at the trading shed for £1-25 per kg, spending just £5. I was thinking about trying the first early Arran Pilot but have gone for Vales Emerald again. I’m growing more second earlies Charlotte and Kestrel than I have previously as they’re my favourites, as well as generally growing and storing well. I’ll be growing less maincrop Desiree along with some Maris Piper, which is a new variety for me.
Have a good week!