Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not much action.....

.....on the blog, because there's not much action on the allotment, it being cold and wet and snowy etc.

But it's still producing Leeks

, and the Rhubarb is coming back
- don't forget the Wakefield Rhubarb Festival (24th to 26th Feb in, funnily enough, Wakefield).

Despite snow still on the ground and it being pretty cold it feels a bit as though the year has turned a corner; it feels poised and ready, just waiting for light and sunshine. I'm about as prepared as I can be at this stage:
  • Garlic is up and growing in the greenhouse
  • Shallots and Onion sets are bought
  • seeds are all bought
  • Raspberries are pruned
  • Blackberries are pruned and tied in

Bring it on; I'm ready!!


Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Oh dear you have reminded me that I need to prune the blackberries. Not a job I love!

Funny we live a couple of miles out of the centre of Wakefield and have never been to the rhubarb festival.

Woody Wilbury said...

We're intending to go; we'll report back if we actually manage it!

Nutty Gnome said...

You're more organised than me then - I've got sod all done! Mind you, we have still got leeks, cabbages, parsnips, broccoli x2 types and some random sprouts that were in the brand new broccoli seed packets! The snow did for the spinach and chard though.

.....might just go for a wander and peer at mi rhubarb!

Woody Wilbury said...

My chard survived the snow, at least what was left of it after the pigeons got at it did!