Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Monday easily turned out to be the best day of the month with lots of sunshine and for once mild reaching 17.1°C in the afternoon.
After the rain of the last few days it was going to be too wet to do any digging on the plot but the grass paths would certainly be ready for strimming. Some beds had already been dug before the wet weather arrived ready for sowing parsnips and planting out some home produced strawberry plants. We set out hopeful but not too confident we would be able to get these jobs done.
The soil’s been battered down by the rain and it’s obvious where puddles of water have formed on the surface. All the surface of the soil needs hoeing to break it up.
As expected the grass paths had become overgrown and as I’d guessed, they were in need of strimming as the grass was too long to cut with my mower.
Once strimmed the plot looked much tidier and a little bit more like it was cared for.
The strawberry plants did get transplanted into their new bed and the parsnips were sown. The soil needs a few dry days before it will be in a suitable state for digging but in the meantime we have plenty of weeding to get on with before we can even consider tilling some of the beds.
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