March allotment weather: lions and lambs

Not many words necessary for these pictures. We managed to wangle an afternoon off together, Himself and I, to get as much manure onto the potato bed as possible. The division of labour was simple – he would dig and I would wheel the barrow from the shop to the plot.

We still haven't resolved the potato argument, although I think we might be equal winners - he managed to get another line planted on 201, so we now have three rows of first earlies, while I managed to snitch eight potatoes and put them in big tubs in the greenhouse, so that we have early-earlies on the go (and only incidentally reducing the amount of first earlies available to be put in the ground, that definitely wasn't my ulterior motive!) and we knew that potatoes and garlic had to be planted, and that the beanpole frame needed to be moved to its new location so that we could work out the rest of our crop rotation, but before all that - manure!

I managed three barrows, along with stopping to talk to neighbours and to take photographs before everything changed.

Yes, that’s hail. And yes, it settled. From brilliant sunshine to winter wonderland in five minutes. Isn’t life wonderful?

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Monday, March 15, 2010


Anonymous allotments4you said...

Pity the weather turned on you...but it looks like you were in a nice dry place at the time. Hopefully the sun will come out again soon.

Glad you got the potato thing settled, although I was waiting for more of a climax on the

March 15, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Winter wonderland!!!!!!! Where????? Got around to posting some pictures of our snow and how deep it still is, lol. Next year at this time if it is as sunny I think it will be great to some potatoes in our polytunnel if it ever gets finished. Reading about all your hard work and endeavours makes my bones feel all creaky in anticipation of when our snow does eventually go as I know it will be all out to get the ground dug and seeds in to make the most of the long summer days.

March 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Damo said...

shame hail stop work, was a lovely day here but stuck in work :(

March 15, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

The weather's always unpredictable in March, but saying that we've had some glorious days here just lately.

March 16, 2010 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Tanya, we were happily supping tea in the shed until it blew over.

Joanna, your snow is atrocious! But you get a nice long summer to make up for it, don't you?

Damo and Jo, I was just grateful to be able to get up to the plot at all, afternoons off don't happen often chez 201.

March 18, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

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