March 25, 2012

Load of Poo

The council finally delivered a load of poo fresh from pets' corner. Just in time for me finishing digging over the new strawberry patch (tobe). So we've given it a liberal coating of poo.

Nick has also buried his 2 new trees (almond - in beautiful orchid-like blossom atm, and a damson which is just starting to get white buds), the newly-split rhubarb (from one huge plant into 5 little ones, all looking a lot happier than they were!) in deep random-animal do-do.

And I've finally planted my first 3 rows of potatoes!
Row 1: Annabel, first early, individually in bags. About 20 in total. Some chicken poo on the ones nearest the gate.
Row 2: Rocket, first early, mostly individual in bags (couple doubled up as ran out!). About 20 in total. Some chicken poo and worm-soil on the same side as Annabel.
Row 3: Charlotte, salad, sown straight in the ground on top of worm soil. Ones on the far side have some chicken poo around them too.
Plus all have some organic potato fertiliser to give them a hand.

Unseasonably warm this week. Loads of people on the allotment. Had a chat with some newbies.

Loads of seeds are sprouting up now. The new Rosada tomato seeds are all up already. Some that I sowed weeks ago still aren't! The cape gooseberries aren't doing anything. Or the sweet peas. Or the aubergines, which have been in forever! Loads of melons though!

Posted by Andwynn at March 25, 2012 09:57 PM