Tuesday, 22 March 2011

and the last crop standing is...

Leeks. It's always leeks in my garden but I had to dig up this lot today as I really need to get the ground prepared for the new season's crops. I chopped them and put them in the freezer but we’re all a bit sick of leeks by this time of year so they might just end up as a soup ingredient.
I made up another barrow load of potting compost which is going into the potato containers. It's a good feeling not having to buy bags of commercial compost, not just because of the money saved but also because I think mine is actually better quality. The proof of the pudding will be in the crops I get this year so we'll just have to wait and see.

A house in the village is being re-roofed and I managed to scrounge about 120 metres of old tiling laths. These are going to make some nice rustic edging for the beds when sawn and treated. Pics will follow when the job is complete. I didn't think you'd want to see a pile of old timber!

Saw my first bumble bee of the year this afternoon. Surely a sign that spring is almost here.

1 comment:

  1. No last crops for me but I ate my last onion last week!
    I've seen bumble bees and ladybirds, but no butterflies as yet! Flighty.