Getting stuff in

I’ve made a good start on early spring planting this year – only really possible because I did so much preparatory work in the autumn. Clearing the beds and covering them with a deep layer of muck, and planning out exactly what will go where, plus getting my seed order in to the Allotment Association on time (for the first time in several years).

Autumn planted onions and garlic

Autumn planted onions and garlic

Autumn planted onions and garlic

The autumn planted onions and garlic are all coming on very nicely.  I put out some shallots in last week.  Earlier this week I put in all my main crop onion sets and the red onion sets.  So I now have all three onion beds fully planted.  There are the remains of last year’s leeks still in the ground elsewhere and being eaten (by us, not the beasties!).  This year’s leeks will follow something else, though to be honest I can’t quite remember what.

I’ve also got in all the first and second early potatoes – 1 kilo of Belle de Fontenay (delicious new potatoes), and 2 kilos of Charlotte.  I’ll probably put the main crop Desirees in next week.

What I haven’t yet done, and must get round to, is sowing seeds in the greenhouse.  Don’t know why, it’s been on my weekly to-do list for ages.

Do you have jobs like that where you just seem to procrastinate?

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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2 Responses to Getting stuff in

  1. Lucille says:

    Hello. Good to meet you. I have enjoyed a quick whirl through your blog and see we have much in common – two grown sons, a daughter-in-law redressing the male predominance (and now a granddaughter), bread making and cutting tubes open to extract the large quantities of cream that would otherwise go to waste. I’m sure there is more and will visit again.


    • Thank you so much for dropping by Lucille! Lucky you having the granddaughter – I’m looking forward to that stage. In the meantime, we’re fortunate to the ‘boys’ and their partners living not too far away and all enjoying each others company.
      Thanks also for leaving a comment – I’m surprised to find how much that means to me!


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