I dig it my way

View from the shed on my allotmentIt’s not been pretty, and it’s only just done in time. But the allotment has been duly dug over and is ready to plant (give or take a bit of rubbish removal. Ahem).

Regrets? Well, never too few to mention. Wish I’d not planted so many bloody Jerusalem artichokes, and that I’d harvested them earlier. Plus it would have been nice to get all the digging done before the snow and frost.

But I’m largely happy. Roll on the summer.

9 Responses to “I dig it my way”

  1. Caz Says:

    lookin good soilman! should I start propagating my chilli seeds now? I have been waiting because it has been sooo cold.

  2. Cat Says:

    Looks good!!! I did mine last month and the feeling of ‘yes!!!’ is great- specailly when I look through my trellis fencing to the veg plot and there it is…..like a gleaming gem – my dug over beds. I tell ya, I hear angels singing. Or is that the wine…?

    Caz – dunno what SM will say, but my dad has planted his chillis and some peppers too. x

  3. jopan Says:

    all of my veg beds that will be used relatively shortly have been dug…The tato bed will be finished this weekend and then i’m Done!!!
    Oh yes,Thanks for the comment, they are indeed very nice fluffy cats but they’re swines to brush! Thats even if you can catch them. You may notice if you look closely a knot or two in the fur. 🙂

  4. Matron Says:

    Yes, those Jerusalem artichokes can be a bit of a thug in the garden. Impossible to get rid of no matter how hard you try to dig up every single one.

  5. Soilman Says:

    Cat/Caz: I reckon chillis and peppers must be OK to sow if you have a greenhouse…?

  6. Liz Says:

    I’ve still got a bit of digging to do and am desperate to get the onions in but the weather seems to be against me every time I’m free to get down to the plot. I’ve got my fingers crossed for this weekend.

  7. Paul Says:

    Looking great! 🙂
    All being well I should have all my digging over done by the end of the weekend thanks to our new rotovator… Lets just hope it doesn’t rain!

  8. altadenahiker Says:

    Well, my new gardener just brought a load of horse shit. I’m so used to toting this crap myself, I feel like a queen.

  9. Christina Says:

    Looks wonderful. I bet you can’t wait to see it full of green.