Freshly dug-over - and a frequent yet shy feline visitor.
28 Nov 2021: Bright sunshine - but chilly!
Moving on from working-for-money jobs I have had a fairly productive week in the both garden and greenhouse despite the colder weather - and snow surprise of yesterday.
Making the most of this morning's sunshine I harvested the remaining leeks and dug up more carrots to accompany our Sunday roast. The soil was icily crunchy but once broken was fairly easy to dig-over. Well, I say that, but having decided to "prepare" the whole veg patch it proved to be a decent work-out and I was soon removing the various clothing layers and glowing nicely! Digging over can be pretty exhausting but one way of feeling virtuous too!
Leeks and Carrots for Lunch
According to all the allotment advice (books and on-line) it's the time for preparing the soil (tick!), collecting fallen leaves (tick!), checking compost bins (tick.... very full!), clean cloches and cold frames (vaguely-ish) and optimistically sow:
Tick, Tick, Tick... but surprised by the last two, so might do that this coming week - in trays under glass. just like the fine display of own-seed lupins and hollyhocks coming along nicely, and (packet bought) sweet-peas and love-in-a-mist (re-potted from seedlings given to me by a neighbour).