Half done and planted today

Today I have finally managed to finish half of the allotment. All of the potatoes have gone in and I have dug over the majority of the soil.

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From behind me in this photo, the other half of the allotment has been dug over, but it is soon starting to sprout more couch grass in places. I will need to start clearing and planting that half next weekend. I will need to check and see what is suitable for May planting.

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The last route of potatoes has finally gone in today. I picked out the best from the bag of chitted spuds I bought a couple of weeks ago and then dug the last trench.

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The first potatoes I planted have really grown strongly .. I have covered them up many times and they have grown through everything. There was a risk of frost damage putting them in so early and possibly my trenches were too deep .. I guess we’ll see: this is mostly an experiment to see the best way that will work and also to remove the couch grass.

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I’ve not seen the robin all weekend, but a blackbird was flying in and out of my potato trench. This particular one had got hold of something large and jucy .. But as I tried to get closer to see what it was, it kept hopping just far enough away.

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