Sunday, 8 February 2009

Real Snow

The snow came! It is the first proper snow that the children have actually seen although Sam missed it because he had a stomach bug, Mary managed to go sledging with Paul.
Had a week of frenzied digging in the previous week to get ahead before the predicted snow came. The weather men were right for once. Managed to get everything moved from the old plot that we wanted to keep so there was no need to face any blizzards to move netting or equipment.
Before. Lots of weeds including the dreaded couch grass.
After. Mostly gone. Had a good crack at it anyway before the bad weather. Managed to start thinking about the shape of things and starting marking out some paths. Found a huge rhubarb plant in the middle of the plot and moved it out of the way. Hopefully it will survive the move. It was in the wrong place anyway. Managed to snap the handle off my spade and fork in the process but they were only a few pounds each.

So far this month I have planted in the greenhouse; spring onion, (Crimson Forest), lettuce (Suzan) and some broad beans (The Sutton). They have been planted in wrapping paper tubes from Christmas that have been cut down to size instead of toilet rolls so hopefully they won't rot.
Inside I've planted cosmos (Dwarf Wonder), cabbage (Greyhound), Some chilli (Chilli Shake), parsley (French), campion (Rose and White), phlox (Cecily), tagetes (Starfire), brussel sprout (Trafalgar) and delphinium (Pacific Giant). This year I've added sharp sand and vermiculite to some multi purpose compost, we'll see if this helps my seedlings. My seedlings are now all beautifully organised in my new filing cabinet drawer, thanks Chris!

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