Muck spreading

Allotment with manureDoesn’t look much, does it?


As predicted, I didn’t get as much done as I’d hoped. Surprise. Even so this represents three hard hours of work; had to pull out mountains of weeds before I could dig it over and spread manure.

Only another 10 or so days like that, and I’ll be done.

Marvellous. Can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it.

12 Responses to “Muck spreading”

  1. Tanya Walton Says:

    Well I think you have done great this weekend soilman…I’m curious to know what is the fiery coloured stuff growing in the background??? It’s very pretty!!!

  2. Soilman Says:

    That’s the asparagus, Tanya. It does look rather lovely as it’s dying off.

  3. Jo Says:

    It can be soul destroying when you look back at what you’ve done and it doesn’t represent the hours you’ve spent doing it. I think you’ve done a great job though.

  4. Rachael Says:

    Well it may not seem like much but it certainly looks like a job well done – that patch looks luscious!
    P.S. How’s your celeriac?

  5. Magic Cochin Says:

    Looks good to me, if you’d done it quicker you’d be skimping on something (like pulling out the weeds frist). Well done!


  6. Soilman Says:

    Thanks for kind words, everyone, but it’s pretty pathetic. Really must do better.

    Rachael: Celeriac a disaster. Tiny roots because it’s been SO dry here, and I couldn’t face watering every night for three months. Gave up. Some of the plants even bolted – incredible. I’ve never seen that before in celeriac.

    How about yours?

  7. Rachael Says:

    Well mine were pretty much the same as last year, despite the extra early planting

  8. Lucy Corrander Says:

    A bit glib to say better something than nothing – but it is.


  9. Lucy Corrander Says:

    That was meant to be ‘something is better than nothing’. (My computer’s running slow so my fingers are goint faster than it is.)

  10. Mal's Allotment Says:

    Psss. I dug up the last row of spuds and harvested my beans for drying today, so you’re ahead of me!

  11. Svetla Says:

    I am a big believer in the digging and manuring. My husband always pitches in, my plot is smaller and it is not such a big chore. However, this year I am experimenting with just pulling the weeds and spreading manure. What do you think?

  12. Soilman Says:

    Hi Svetla

    I usually just cover any small weeds with manure and then dig it in later in the winter (or even early Spring); the layer of manure on top kills any young weeks by starving them of light.