Monday, 6 February 2017

Winter On The Allotment - February

St Ives Cornwall Allotment - February
St Ives Cornwall Allotment - February

A brief gap in the storms hitting Cornwall this Winter allowed me to get out to the allotment.

At last - it felt great to be out there!

A bit chilly but relatively mild compared to recent days - and a bit of sunshine.

I got on with a bit of preparation for Spring.

Mustard Green Manure
The Mustard Green Manure that I sowed in the Autumn has now started to die back.

It has done its job so I pulled it all out and dumped it on the compost heap.

Allotment Growing Bed For Peas
The bed where it was growing was used for potatoes last year. Under my crop rotation plan this bed will be growing peas this year. Potatoes are a hungry crop and use up a fair amount of nutrients in the soil.

So I added some compost to the bed - from the communal pile that was delivered to the site a couple of weeks ago.

Allotment Growing Bed For Peas
As ever I didn't bother to dig this in - I simply dumped several barrow loads onto the ground.

I'll let the weather and the worms do some of the work for me and then just rake it level.

Allotment Growing - Leeks
I was pleased to get some work done - its been a long Winter but Spring is really close now.

I cannot wait to get sowing and growing again and into another season!

There is so much to look forward to.

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