New Soilman: Real work for the weekend

Right, it’s all change. No more non-gardening, non-blogging and non-doing.

This weekend, a multitude of jobs WILL get done:

  • Planting raspberries (maybe even staking them and rigging wiring for support)
  • Planting First Early potatoes
  • Planting onion sets
  • Digging up remaining Jerusalem artichokes and replanting a new row
  • Digging over roots bed
  • Weeding
  • Hoeing
  • Saving the planet and getting the girl

All in a day’s work for New Soilman (it’s like New Labour: full of promises and relaunches, but always the same old bollocks).

14 Responses to “New Soilman: Real work for the weekend”

  1. Jo Says:

    Lots to be done, I hope it stays fine for you.

  2. The Idiot Gardener Says:

    Put your back into it, you lazy sod!

  3. Bill Britt Says:

    You know it’s going to rain.

  4. Soilman Says:

    I do know, Bill. But I’m so far behind at this point it’s academic. This work gets done this w/e, rain or shine.

  5. Tanya Walton Says:

    Well lets see how much of that you actually get done Soilman….the forecast here for the weekend is rain!!

  6. Simon Says:

    I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours after work today. First real visit to plot this year and I got in 4 rows of potatoes. Come on Soilman … keep up!

  7. Mal's Allotment Says:

    Now’s the time to launch a campaign to freeze allotment rents.

    Got any time to help distributing leaflets SM?!!!

  8. Soilman Says:

    I’m in the wrong part of the country, Mal, but very happy to publicise this excellent cause to any other Scots allotmenteers!

  9. Damo Says:

    Best of luck Soilman, it’s lashing down here so indoor jobs for me today.

  10. viv c. Says:

    Thanks for advice re:’Ratte’ potatoes-will give them a go if I can get some. Have planted shallots and garlic today and prepared beds for 4 varieties of potatoes to go in next week. Now back home in the warm and seed-sowing.
    Re: your jobs for March. Have attractive daughter down at the allotment helping her dad create raised beds-how green is that. Send CV for perusal to see if you’d be good ‘getting the man’ material!!!!

  11. altadenahiker Says:

    Saving the planet beats weeding it.

  12. Soilman Says:

    Now that’s a tempting and unusual offer, Viv, but I suspect Mrs Soilman may have something to say about it…!

  13. allotofveg Says:

    I was inspired. So the tribe and I went to the lottie for an hour, 25 minutes of which were in the lashing rain.
    So I do hope you were out there too Soilman.

    Just saying…

  14. Soilman Says:

    Er… sorry, allotofveg. I wasn’t. But I WILL be tomorrow… I promise!