Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Today has been hardwork as I decided to do another blitz on the allotment. I spent 12 hours getting the potatoes and onions in last week because, despite rotovating a month ago it was quite hard again after all the rain and very sticky and cloddy. I wtill needed to get the last row of onions in and also parsnips and then cabbage, sprouts and broccoli. Rather than kill myself digging and trying to hack the clods into small pieces, I decided it needed rotavating agian and I also spread compost on it from the compost heap - not fully composted, but it should help to break it up a bit. It took me an hour but was a lot quicker than digging and a lot more effective.
I got the ground level and the potatoes earthed up but called it a day after 3 hours and then went back at 7pm to get the onions in and watered. 4 hours 45 minutes and just need to get the parsnips in now.
Early this morning I also potted up the tomatoes and borage seedlings, so a very productive day. I guarantee I'll be aching in the morning though!