Thursday, 19 March 2009

Spring Time

Spring is here. I actually wore a t-shirt today at the allotment. Didn't think I did much, just a bit of pottering around but judging by the aching muscles now I must have been doing more than I realised. The children have painted a sign for their little flower patch. The daffodils add a lovely bit of springtime yellow.
Put up some canes ready for the runners and planted up some sweet peas.

Happy lettuce.

Happy rhubarb. Happy me. I like the sunshine.


  1. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for your question on my blog.

    I live by the seaside, well the Thames Estuary anyroads, and we have an abundance of seaweed washing up on Our beaches.

    Im new to all this too but read that the Irish potato farmers collected masses of seaweed and spread this onto their farms as a fertiliser.

    So read up about it a bit more and discovered that this stuff is full of nutrients that can be used by your vegetables. It contains (0.3% N, 0.1% P, 1.0% K, plus a full range of trace elements).

    It addition to being a kind of Superfood for the we are trying to grow.

    Its completely organic. Free of Charge and makes for a fantastic soil conditioner adding plenty of organic matter to my London Clay soil which means I get better soil structure, It retains water better, feeds the worms, and regulates the soil tempurature when used as a mulch.

    Last Year I collected several bags of this and dried it out in the sun. I then ran my lawn mower over it on its lowest setting. Its like a green sawdust now.

    I also use it as a mulch. The low salt content reduces slug damage without affecting the salt content of the soil.

    so if you live anywhere near the sea, I would definately recommend it.


    Marcus from Cazaux's Food Factory

  2. Thanks for that. Unfortunatly we don't live anywhere near the sea. But it sounds like good stuff, if we move near a beach I will be sorted. There's a lot to learn with this gardening lark but as they say you learn something new everyday.