Today I cycled down to the plot for my hour outside. The sun was shining, the lightest of breezes was blowing, and if circumstances had been different then I would have stayed all day. But they aren’t. So I didn’t. Because I’m not a selfish idiot.
The first 20 minutes or so I spent doing a bit of gentle weeding and taking a few snaps on my phone camera (so if any of the pics below are blurry, blame auto-focus).
Then I remembered that I’d actually gone down there to plant out this year’s shallots, which I’ve been growing on in modules in the greenhouse for a few weeks. I like to get them started off – good roots and a few leaves showing, ideally – before they go into the ground, if only to try to avoid planting out duds which take up space for no reason.
After that, I started clearing some of the grass and weeds from the back of the plot, including a run of couch grass from under the largest of our gooseberries (ouch!) and the first of the season’s bindweed shoots. The first of many, I don’t doubt.
Here’s a quick gallery. Enjoy!