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.
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!
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.
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.
As for the standing water it’s even worse on plot 6B above us!
At least the puddles near the allotment entrance have lovely clean water in them!
I love the view up the lane to the rest of the allotments. Shades of spring are appearing.