A morning working on the allotment today. At first, I did some gentle weeding and watering while K got on with tidying the outskirts of the plot and pulling up the larger weeds. We then planted out the penultimate couple of beds – one with nasturtium seeds (Milkmaid – which is a climber/trailer) and one with brassicas, including kale, cabbage and cauliflower. Hence the need for a polytunnel.
Notice the lovely Weed Slaying Cushion (AKA a very handy kneeler) that my lovely friend L got me for my 50th birthday – thank you, L! Much appreciated. I fully intend to beat the weeds to death with it at every opportunity.
Oh and for the first time ever I actually used a peg and twine method for planting the nasturtium seeds, which I’ve not done before. It’s great – so much easier than me guessing on the straightness of the line! Will definitely do that again.
Before heading home for lunch, I also managed to dig up and de-weed most of the area around the shed, though I think I got rather too carried away and my shoulder now hurts, hey ho. I’ve put a job-lot of Deep Heat on it and will be rather more sensible next time …