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Snow Ploughs Redundant Now

Snow snow all around but not a flake fell here. Horizon to horizon sunshine until it was dusk yesterday, allowed me to get the final 2 planting beds rotavated. Although the temperature was not much above freezing the soil was dry & manageable enough, "fining up" nicely as the rotavator got to work.
The Mustard sown on one bed, as green manure, was turned in, with the excess being transfered to the compost heap. The second bed had the horse manure, which had been left on its' surface, turned in also.
On completion of the rotavating, both beds were raked over and leveled, drawing the soil up the slight slope.
First batch of Sprouts & Tomatoes

The allotments were deserted & looking pretty dismal as I left at about 4pm & a light drizzle had just started with snow forecast for overnight. It rained for most of the night which put paid to any further work down the plot today. An uneventful and dreary week, apart from the fact that my Tomato, Runner Beans and Peas have all germinated. The tomato plants have been pricked out into individual pots and transferred to the back of my garage to stop them slightly, hopefully preventing them going leggy.

1st Runner Beans up and running
Hopefully there's always tomorrow!!


  1. You're a long way ahead of me then. Heavy snow here last night. I'm holding off sowing for a bit yet.

  2. It's usually a good idea to wait most times, especially this year looking at the changeable weather patterns. If my early stuff doesn't survive I'll sow more later. I save/sow most of my own seed so don't worry with cost.

  3. I'm still all snowed out too, poping down my local garden center today to get myself a green house heater as i am running out of window sills to put my seeds on!

    1. I'm seriously thinking of getting a greenhouse heater, for next Winter though.

  4. You're getting on really well. If we end up with a good Spring you'll put your fellow plotholders to shame!
    We've got lovely sunshine today so will visit the plot, but don't intend to do any work!

    1. Glad to hear you are getting some sunshine at last. The frost has done its work, time for a little warmth now.


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