A combination of the wet cold weather, worrying about putting my back out again and a very busy Saturday each week has left little time to just enjoy working with the earth, plants and seeds. But today that stirring was within me to feel the soil on my hands and get back in touch with where the garden is at.
|Tiffany sitting right where I want to sow seed and cover with compost|
|Newspaper pots filled with homemade potting soil waiting for seeds|
Sam has turned our compost heaps and had some bags of compost ready for me and a large wheelbarrow full of the most delightful compost...rich, black, earthy. I used some bucket loads on my lovingly nurtured asparagus plants. I started these from seed in 2008 and they deliver up loads and loads of spears now in the spring.
|Toby and Teddy playing in the asparagus beds|
As I was working there I saw some new spears peeping through! Already!
|First spear of the season|
Within this month I continue to sow seeds of peas, onions, carrots, more tomatoes, squash, butternut (in the compost heap), melons, salads, sweet corn and chillies.
What are you planning for your spring garden?