Good morning. It may be a bit chilly but the sun is shining brightly and it's going to be a lovely day!
Well, I remembered the camera at t'allotment yesterday so here's proof that the canes are up! Not terribly straight but it was just me and I did my best! I might give them another bit of a push in today.
The shorter ones are for the gherkins. One plant for each wigwam but they send out side shoots so three canes will be useful.
. . . and the potatoes are earthed.
I did a whole load of weeding and now it's really looking quite smart - comparatively smart anyway!
Today it's mowing time and then I'm not sure. I might grab some chippings from round the corner and spread some where the covering is quite thin. Oh, and there's watering too.
After allotment it was personal training (which is always good) and by the time that was over I felt pretty tired in a good, invigorated sort of way so I set up outside and did some potting on. The little tomatoes are doing fine. The two gardener's delights are coming on well and the freebie SW raffle ones (called something like tiger stripes?) are also nice and strong. I have too many of those so Beth and the neighbours might benefit. The old gardener's delights are still seedlings really but I have about twelve and I've just noticed another has emerged. They'll be late but not to worry.
Pottering in the sunshine with plants and soil imparts such a good feeling - it's so relaxing and just plain happy.
In the photo, front right, the ones right at the end are the chillies (still small but looking good) and next to the the GDs. The grassy looking things behind is baby corn.
I got the washing done and I got the ironing done too. Yay!
Today starts with allotment and after that we will see. BBC Good Food magazine has step by step instructions for making a sourdough starter and sourdough bread. Now, I've never had any luck with either but these instructions are the clearest I have ever seen so, not wanting to be beaten by flour and water, I'm going to have another go. Wish me luck.
Right, better get going or I will be late down the lotty. Enjoy your day, everyone. xx