It seems I am doing as well as Wizer when it comes to seed sowing at home. 99% of the seeds planted last week have germinated and are getting far too leggy for their own good. I’m guessing it’s because the room they’re all currently living in is too warm for them, despite the fact every time I want to watch TV in there I have to wrap up as if I were about to embark on an Antarctic expedition it’s so bloody cold. Maybe I’m just soft. I’m still planting seeds regardless, mind. Flowers this weekend. Sweet pea, marigolds and nasturtiums, which should look lovely dotted around the plot if they decide to grow. I’m particularly looking forward to having the nasturtiums in salads and making this.
Was told by a friend and allotment neighbour that the sheeting on the allotment had blown over, surprise, surprise. Has anyone got any good ideas about keeping the damned plastic down? Bricks aren’t quite doing it and I’m concerned that pegs will rip it. (oh, and many thanks to Jo, Becky and Carrie for sorting it out)
Have also decided to make the arch a more permanent feature by not growing runner beans and sweet pea on there as originally planned, but growing jasmine and a climbing rose up there.
Spent roughly 10 minutes in the allotment this weekend. It’s a shame as I’ve discovered that being up there, even in really crap weather, that it’s perfect for blowing out the previous nights cobwebs. Rain, it seems, really does stop play. I’ve been out there in hail storms before, but two days of heavy showers (oh all right, and a bright Saturday day, but I couldn’t go out then, I was busy) turns my soil into heavy mud and I can’t dig. Alas, it appears that I have a clayey soil. Ho hum.
A list is needed. There’s stuff to be done and if not written, Dave doesn’t see and can’t remind me on Saturday morning what I’m supposed to do. So. To do next weekend:
- Cover dug bits with black roll
- Plant peas and onions
- Ask Dave if he would like to join me in loading up his car with all the rubbish from the shed and possibly the pile of carpets too and taking them to the dump.
- Ask Dave for a lift to Homebase and get some cheap shelves for said shed.
The shelves would be very useful. If I can’t grow seeds in my sub-zero living room I’ll have to use the shed, and for that I need shelves. (That last sentence was to justify the spending of money to not me, but my cash conscience, Dave)
Tomorrow, if I remember, another recipe! For malt loaf! How exciting!
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