Spring has officially started here in the East of England and we are having a wide variety of weather from wonderfully warm days to bitterly cold ones. Despite the cold, nature if waking up. Seeds are starting to germinate in the greenhouse, the dreaded weeds are getting an early start and some plants are already doing well.
I haven’t spent a lot of time down the allotment so far this year so it was nice to get down there for a couple of hours. The allotments always look sad over winter but the first signs of spring and a promise of the crop to come were easily found.
Blossom has sgarted to show on the Apple and Pear trees and flowers are starting to pop up across the allotments.
Getting down the allotment all a gave me a chance to pop the broad beans I’ve been growing in the greenhouse into he ground. I’ll be adding some more seeds directly into the ground next week to have a longer period of being able to pick broad beans.
The trip to the allotment was made.all the better for being able to pick some Rhubarb. It’s definitely motivating to walk away from a couple of hours of hard work with something to show for it. It’ll also make for a nice crumble for dinner tonight.
The next few weeks are going to be busy sowing seeds and chitting potatoes. Hopefully I’ll be able to put some of the things I learnt last year into action and see the benefits.