This Weekend On The Plot

After the washout that was Saturday we felt determined to spend at least a couple of hours at the plot today. So we set off this morning with good intent, a list of jobs and a flask of coffee. The truth is it was cold and wet, as a result we stayed little more than an hour.

For the first time ever the paths on the plot were flooded.

Having drained the gravel trays yesterday they were full up again this morning (yes that is a worm swimming around).

The peas planted a couple of weeks ago were looking a bit sorry for themselves. They seem to be able to cope with the rain but not the cold wind so we’ve put a fleece around the bed to keep the worst away.

The broad beans needed staking.

On the other hand the peas planted for salad shoots and the salad leaves are doing really well. I’m thinking that the the lip of the bag offers them some protection. It we’ve lost any plants from the main bed then I’ll prick some of these out to replace them.

And that really was all that could be done. I seldom complain about the rain but even I’m fed up with it now and hoping for some brighter and warmer days ahead.

 

 

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5 Responses to “This Weekend On The Plot”

  1. Derek Ross April 29, 2012 @ 3:16 pm (#)

    The hat may keep me warm and dry but its not a great look!

  2. Agatha April 30, 2012 @ 10:32 pm (#)

    I’m curious, what dimensions have the logs your raised beds are built with?

  3. Agatha May 1, 2012 @ 9:49 pm (#)

    Thank you 🙂

  4. Flighty May 4, 2012 @ 7:05 pm (#)

    Wasn’t it a miserable weekend. I did take a quick look round the plot on Saturday morning in the rain to take a few photos for a blog post! xx

    • Flighty replied: — May 5th, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      I’ve just come back from mine as it’s too cold and windy, and the ground is still too wet to do anything. Enjoy the weekend. xx

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