I wonder if you know how it feels… You make grand plans for something and completely over estimate your capabilities. But through sheer tenacity manage to make some kind of dent what needs to be done.
I feel a little like this now, but I think now we are in the throes of spring and the workload increases on top of the commitments, responsibilities and garden building program, there are now seedlings to care for!
The garden is progressing and is as far as having the beds built and the layout completed, there are two beds left to do. And for filling them up – I am blessed to have been saved by my marvelous builder with a mini digger. It just wouldn’t have happened without him and Hubby the Un-Gardener. The digger filled barrows and Hubby the Un-Gardener wheeled them to where they needed to be and over the course of a long morning the job was done. Such a feeling of relief.
The beds still need enriching with compost, blood and bone, sheep pellets and a great product called Yates Dynamic Lifter to ensure the plants get what they need. The weather today is horrible. Freezing cold and rainy and miserable. A far cry from last week when you could almost feel the full potential of summer. It is a timely reminder to not trust spring with your seedlings – she is emotionally unstable!
But looking for blessings where they can be found, we haven’t had rain in weeks and so it should be filling the tank a little – if the wind allows any of the rain to actually settle on the roof to fall into the gutters! But also after weeks of no rain the soil had become hard and difficult to work with. This rain will return it to a more malleable state and make mixing in the enrichment materials easy.
But my priority today is to transplant seedlings and to be honest there is no way I am working out there in that weather, so I’m going to drag all I need indoors and make a mess here. Oh how I long for my dome to be done. A warm greenhouse on a cold spring day can be such a sanctuary.
Come again soon – I’ll make time in the busy to stop and share.
Sarah the Gardener : o)