Sunday, March 02, 2008

Spuds, Wind and Pallets

Spuds are 'chitting' on the window sill. I've moved them into egg boxes since the photo was taken. (I know an egg-man!) and they're cosily snuggled in together. I love how 'chitting' is the gardener's term for what most of us class as "gone off spuds". Except these are seed potatoes of course...I know... :D

Due to the appalling weather, the wind has knocked off our greenhouse door and damaged a panel so now the greenhouse is not so secure any more. Back out with the drill!

I've also made my car suffer Caerphilly mountain with 5 pallets and 75 litres of compost in the boot. If my car could talk it would be swearing at me I'm sure. However, this does mean that we can start putting the second compost bin together as the other one is nearly full!

Digging is still the fashionable past time for me, Dave and Karl at the plot. We're not bored of it (honest!!). ;)
We've really put a lot of effort in so far and it's all coming together quite nicely. Wilkinson's are doing a lot of fruit trees for £2! (Yes, you heard correctly - £2!) and we have picked up some lovely potatoes to plant in a few weeks. Mainly King Edward main crops and some New Potatoes called 'Nicola?'

It's simply a race to get seedlings started and the ground sorted in time to plant out next month. Plus it'll be BST soon!! Hallelujah!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have Nicola too, picked entirely at random without research lol. We'll have to compare results :)