Put my seed potatoes
in an old egg box on a cold bright window sill.
Variety Nicola great early new potato,very waxy.
Polytunnels seem to stand up to any weather.
Rotavated about 2 tonnes of limestone grit into the soil to improve the drainage and to act as a slow release ph raiser to act as a buffer against the acid causing effects of intensive growing on a small plot.
I'll still do the occasional ph test to see where i am .
Well ,about half an hour later and it was all nicely tilled with all that grit mixed in well to the top 8 inches of soil.
Took another half an hour to do the other small plot too.
I'll now leave it for a month or so to re-settle.
This was much easier as the soil beds in the polytunnel are nearly the same consistency as John Innes compost after years of adding compost and old grow bags.
A nice surprise to see the first daff in a sheltered spot and the start of my early sprouting broccoli.
Managed to cut myself to ribbons putting a bit of barbed wire up today but it will hopefully stop Mr Ed from eating all my bushes.
This weekend I decided to replace all the old soil from my greenhouse and replace it with some really good stuff I have in my now unused cold frame.
It was only 1'c at 12 o'clock today and there was an inch of ice on my water butt.
The Sprouting Broccolli is now ready though.