Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Did some digging

This time of year can be a little dull to blog about.

Every year since I have had the allotment I have wished that I had done more autumn digging as I have lost time trying to dig heavy cold frozen soil in the late winter/early spring. At the moment I can have more hope in my heart that this is the year when that happens.

On Sunday I dug a large area over it took about two hours despite the ground being soft and light at the moment.
John promises me he will dig an area for me at the weekend it's been undercover and never been dug so just turning it to let the frost in to break it up would be enough.

If I am over my cold I plan to hoe around the field beans (my green manure for the winter - 'not a weed suppressant' I think looking at it). Also might clear the sweetcorn and peas on the main bed I'm wondering if I should get some manure down too on this bed where I can.


Jo said...

I'm trying to get as much as I can dug over before winter too. I've also started manuring. Sorry to hear you've got a cold. Hope you feel better before the weekend so that you can get some more done.

vrtlarica said...

I think that its much better to do digging before winter, I have also did it few weeks ago.

Deb said...

Really need to get up to my plot to do some digging but it's so wet at the mo...

Jo said...

There's an award for you on my blog, I hope you will accept it.

RHIANNON said...

Jo thanks for the award - I might get some time to deal with it over the christmas hols - hope it is allowed to leave it for so long!

Need to update/revamp some bits of the blog if I get time soon (I fancy a funky banner deb and you do a nice line in them!)

As for the digging guys there is still loads to do.