Monday 14 March 2016
Wall to Wall Sunshine
Yesterday was wall to wall blue sky again,
wonderful to be out in the sun, not just us but the animals are enjoying the sunshine too.
I was working in the veg garden and poly tunnel
I turned over one of the sides it had gone through winter top dressed with Alpaca poo, the soil looks in excellent condition now compared to last year
It is full of worms which is a good sign, I have been working on improving the fertility of the soil, I don't want to be buying in fertilisers I would rather manage it with adding lots of matter, hard work but worth it, the soil is holding moisture now as well, all god news.
As the greenhouse is going I thought I would start moving water barrels from behind the greenhouse, this of course meant emptying first, moving the barrel and stand into the poly tunnel and re-filling it from the IBC tank rain collector from behind the shed, I have a water butt pump so it was easy to re-fill it,
The water in the barrel will warm up during the day and help keep the tunnel frost free over night it also adds some extra humidity to the tunnel.
The potatoes are really growing well I have now earthed them up
over the other side leeks are doing well and spinach and beetroots are ready to harvest from.
Outside the garlics that were planted in the Autumn are putting on lots of growth, these garlic have come from the garlic we grew last year, it was good not to buy any in any garlic for growing.
I shall hoe this bed today with all the rain we had and now sunshine I don't want the soil caking on top.
While I was working in the veg garden
Martin was splitting logs with his log splitter fixed to the tractor
this is a great bit of kit and back saver
a video of martin putting it through its paces