So yes last Monday I made it to the allotment and though I wanted to visit there again during the week on days the girls and I didn't go out, it was just too sticky so I potted around the garden on Wednesday the weather was lovely and the girls were busying themselves with friends out front so I had a few hours to myself.
I used the time to tidy the greenhouse of all the spent and rotten plants that were hanging around.
I also decided to see if there was anything to harvest from the oca, yukon and ulluco South American root vegetables, of which there was none really but enough tubers to grow fresh crops this year. I wasn't too disheartened as I knew I planted them out too late last year and was just hoping I would get tubers to replant and at least I did.
There were a few signs of the coming spring as well....
I had hoped to get a visit to the allotment yesterday but it wasn't to be as it was a watery day as is today so the ground is going to be worse off than it already was. So like lots of other gardeners out there I'm playing the waiting game.
On a different note I used the last of my bottled chunky tomato sauce last night. I have been so pleased with the way they turned out and so this year I will be planting a second bed of tomatoes which will be dedicated to only cooking tomatoes, I don't want to ever have to buy tinned tomatoes again. So I see I'll be needing to build a second rain shelter for outdoor tomato growing.