A week ago last Wednesday the Newton Park Horticultural Society took delivery of it’s annual order of bags of compost, horse manure, etc. The pallets, 14 this time, have to be left on the roadside verge and everything shifted by hand some distance into the trading shed! Thankfully it was dry and there were plenty of helpers so it was done in a couple of hours, including a much needed tea break!
Last Sunday plot neighbour Trevor and myself acquired some wooden frames which we barrowed across to our plots. After lunch I went back and put mine up which as you see are either side of the shed, replacing the wire mesh.
I was there again Monday, Thursday and yesterday mostly digging, and have now prepared most of the vegetable areas. In fact yesterday I planted a handful of Jerusalem artichoke tubers which I’d kept, planting them in the opposite, north-western corner, to where they grew last year. I also planted five Foremost first early potatoes for this years A4A Great Spud Challenge!
Hopefully during next week I will be planting some onion sets and sowing some broad beans. At home I’ll be sowing sweet pea and tomato seeds in pots, and various others as well. More on that another time.
Lastly how about this white crocus which I found nestling in the long grass