A lovely sunny morning in West Cornwall - so off again to my plot out in the hills.
Its starting to feel as if Spring really is on the way - and for the first time in ages there were quite a few of my fellow allotmenteers out on the site.
Not sure if they've been attacked by pigeons or other wildlife.
More likely its the ravages of wind and weather - our allotment site is very exposed ......
Yet another lesson learned - the fleece clothes are for Spring and Summer use only.
Good job I bought them in the Autumn sale at half price.
So my first job was sorting out the peas - planted in Autumn with the aim of getting a head start. Once I got into the bed - they weren't looking too bad. They were a bit choked by weeds and a few of the young plants had rotted off in the wet ground. But most were ok and growing on fairly strongly - a few even had flowers already.
The next step will be to put up pea netting supported by taller canes in two rows. I'll try to enclose the peas completely in net to protect them from birds - plus this will give them support to cling onto as they grow upwards.
So far - it looks as if my plan to sow in Autumn and get a head start for my peas in Spring has paid off. Time will tell - and as ever we are all praying for some good weather and a decent Summer to follow.
More news from my St Ives allotment will follow soon.