Sunday, 16 February 2014
It is astonishing to find that finally, after what seems like years, it is lighter when we get up in the mornings. In fact, we will rise in daylight every day from now on until late October, when the clocks go back again. What a relief! It feels like we've finally made it into the light after all these months of dark, cold, wet, miserable weather. Yay for Spring!
This is the area we have chosen for our future veggie plot, mainly because the soil looks so good and we think it was used for growing veg in the past. As you can see though there are an awful lot of weeds that need to be dug out first. My back ached at the mere thought of all that work, but knowing one day soon we will be able to sow seeds and put plants in gave me the kick start I needed. We worked hard between us and soon discovered that once upon a time, there were raised beds here; we dug up some well rotted planks of wood and found a weed suppressing membrane that covers almost the whole of our chosen plot. Noooo! This means we will have to first dig the weeds out and then scrape the top layer of soil off the membrane, cut it away in sections and scrape the soil back. Not what I hoped for, I must admit. It will be even more worth it after all that effort and I will make sure we eat something out of the garden every day of our lives!