Great Saturday weather.
16 January 2010 20:01:10
Vegetable garden work.
No complaints about weather effect today with first off no rain, and getting some sunshine in the afternoon.Rain did not effect the work and held off until just before 5 pm.
The only setback today was first the checking off last nights wind damage and to assess the frost damage earlier in the week.With the wind damage last night the vegetable bed covers must off liked to almost pay a visit to the neighbours garden.Looking through the garden about the frost damage,i was disappointed at first to see 3 young Lavatera shrubs almost wiped out.When i checked on my saved seed potatoes [saved every third year] having them all under cover in the press inside the garden shed it was quite annoying to see them wiped out,apart from just about 7 potatoes.They were planned to start getting ready for chitting this week and to harvest them in late April or close to that in the tunnell.The frost did not effect them as i checked every night to make sure all was well apart from just one of the nights that caused the damage.[-13].
The goodness of the weather helped wipe out the disappointment of having to destroy the damaged vegetables,thanks to the weather during the week.I got to work on the 6 top beds and got to dig,rake,and compost them where needed.The frost did not hold up the show with the effected frozen ground thanks to the weather.The rain started about 5 pm but i was happy with todays work.A little different than planned but when the digging started that was that.I half had expected them to be unworkable on,no thanks to the weather.The planned work on turning the compost heaps today,which will be left to cook during the year were not touched until Monday evening.[Thanks good weather]We want more of you.[Pictures to be added]