Perfect weekend… and nothing done

The temperature rose. The sun shone. The bees buzzed.

It was the perfect first day of Spring to be at the allotment… and I wasn’t there. Completely blew it. Ran out of time.

So bugger-all achieved, and now I’m falling behind. Potatoes desperately need planting, as do the onions. Where the hell am I going to find the time?

11 Responses to “Perfect weekend… and nothing done”

  1. Tanya Walton Says:

    Don’t worry soilman…I still haven’t got mine in either…I’m sure you’ll get them in and nature will make them grow just the same!!

  2. Jo Says:

    I’m still at the same stage too. I’m trying not to worry….yet.

  3. Clare Says:

    Yep, me too. It was a lovely day yesterday and I squandered it doing other things like having an afternoon nap. Still, it’s been pretty cold out there. It may be March, but it’s only just turned spring. I’m trying not to worry (only marginally successful…).

  4. Manor Stables Veg Plot Says:

    they’ll catch up, it’ll be alright!!

  5. Damo Says:

    no spuds in yet myself, Saturday hopefully.

  6. Mal's Allotment Says:

    Hold your horses SM, spuds! Can’t we get rid of the snow first!

    In fact it was a great sunny weather in Edinburgh too, and the snow is nearly all gone from the Pentlands. I did an hours weeding of the strawberry patch – at 7 o’clock Sunday morning (one of the offspring had an early bus to catch).

  7. The Idiot Gardener Says:

    Spuds can wait until Good Friday. You call it bugger all done, I call it tradition. Either way, it works for me!

  8. Mel Says:

    Well, I was all ready to put my onions in at the weekend when the old guys started leaning on their forks and tutting. Apparently you aren’t meant to put you onions in till the daffodils are out… complicated stuff!

  9. Simon Says:

    I’m planning to drop mine on Sunday. I have four types of local (German) spuds and some purple French ones. In fact I seem to have bought 12.5 kg of seed potatoes which is far too many … I just got a bit carried away looking through the catalogues. I anticipate a stiff back on Monday.

  10. Victoria Says:

    Hooray! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year, give or take, and this is the first time I’ve actually been ahead of you. (and no doubt, the last)

  11. Soilman Says:

    Doubt it, Victoria; I’m hopelessly dilatory a lot of the time. I just don’t always confess to my latenesses….!