Puddles and Frost

on

Oh heck… we found a very wet 5B this afternoon. Mr C got the fork out and started jiggling the soil to try and encourage it to drain a bit.

image

image

On the good news front the apple tree and boysenberries look healthy with blossom and leaves appearing. Some potato shoots are appearing in their raised bed, red onion shoots are growing in another, radishes and lettuce seedlings are looking happy and seedlings have also appeared where I put some cauliflower, cabbage and sprout seeds. It’s all very exciting seeing little tufts of green especially when you know you planted them and that they aren’t weeds!

image

image

image

Now the bad news… Jack Frost has got our sweet peas and marigolds which I know I shouldn’t have planted yet, all the excitement of a new allotment got me carried away and ahead of myself. We’ve also lost one cauliflower plant and one sprout plant. Not bad but I definitely need to plant seeds later next year.

image

image

All in all 5B is looking good and the soil has been transformed in the main bed, all that dighing, manure and coffee grounds have done their job.

image

image

As for the standing water it’s even worse on plot 6B above us!

image

image

image

At least the puddles near the allotment entrance have lovely clean water in them!

image

I love the view up the lane to the rest of the allotments. Shades of spring are appearing.

image

Advertisements

4 Comments Add yours

  1. pamsyarns says:

    Sorry to hear about Jack Frost’s victims. It’s so tempting to plant things out, I’m having difficulty restraining myself!

    1. me says:

      Another lesson for allotment novices… hopefully we’ll learn by our mistakes 🙂

      1. pamsyarns says:

        If all our crops grew perfectly year after year….. It might be rather boring!

      2. me says:

        That’s very true! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s