One of my friends went down to check out the condition of my plots last week and said that the ground conditions were still too wet to achieve any positive work on them. I finally managed a visit to the plots myself last evening, again to check things out. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were no weeds at all, growing in the prepared areas of either plot. Apart from the fact that my Cabbages had suffered from attacks by slugs and snails all was well. The soil had dried out considerably since last week, due to the recent cold, breezy weather of late. The recent heavy frosts had also broken down the soils surface considerably too. I checked over my sheds and inspected my stored seeds for any signs of decay. In general the allotments were looking bleak and windswept, with only 1 other person there, walking their dog. About a dozen plots (out of 119) were looking well tended and had been dug or rotavated during the past week. It was too cold to spend much time there so I lurched back to the car on my crutches, turned up the heater and was driven home.
Due to my operation and the time needed to recover, I had decided not to sow early seeds into pots and trays this year, thinking that sowing direct would save time and effort. I am now re-thinking this as I believe that this current cold spell will last well into March. I haven't spent much time at my computer lately so I am looking forward to reading up on the gardening blogs next week.
I hope the following may be of use to my readers:
1. Hozelock have 2 offers at the moment (Chelsea Flower Show Tickets) and A Flexible Hose.
THIS IS THE LINK
2. (U.S.A. except Florida) Organic Gardening magazine are giving away free seeds (with subscriptions).
THIS IS THE LINK
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