Saturday 25 February 2012
Finally we have the warmer temps and sunshine that other parts of the UK have been boasting about. Ten minutes ago I was looking at a misty sky, and a rolag of mist settling in amongst the trees on the far side of the valley. I went to get a drink, came back and voila - clear blue skies everywhere. WHAT a difference it makes to see sunshine again and once the shopping's done, I intend to go outside and make the most of the weather. The birds are certainly believing spring isn't far off and winter is on the run, just like in Narnia!
There is so much to do outside, and although I shall slowly dig the kitchen garden over it and move some more muck heap onto it, I am not going to grow much in the way of veg. this year, as it's only me that eats it and there is a limit to how many beans of various persuasions I can eat/fit in the freezer! Onions don't like it here, garlic's been planted since November and doing nicely. Peas take up a lot of room and carrots always get nobbled at some stage of their growth. Oh, and the last two years Blight has done for my tomatoes . . . Courgettes will go in, and lots of ridge cucumbers and some spring onions and pak choi, and that will be it I think.
Anyone else busy in the garden yet?