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Plot #59 Update, 07.04.20

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.

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.

Shallots on the right, elephant garlic on the left.

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!

The first asparagus shoot of the season (out of focus because phone-camera).
We’re not short of chives at the moment…
The deep red Malus that we were given last year is about to burst into blossom.
Good to see plenty of re-growth on the lavender that we hard-pruned a few weeks ago.
The last of last year’s parsnip crop.

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