Soil temperature was 6oC at 12 o’clock. That was much warmer than I thought it was going to be. I picked quite a few Brussel sprouts but I could not take the plants out because there were still some on them that I wanted to bulk up a bit. I decided to start trenching and dug a two spit wide and two spit deep trench. The brushwood cuttings that I had buried in this bed have not rotted down and they could still be seen at the bottom of the trench. I got some of Fred’s compost – quite a bit of bindweed and couch grass in it, and filled the trench. I must have had about four or five barrow loads. That was all I could do in this area so I moved down and dug in the leaves and mowings for the Cobra French beans.
I found another tree stake in the shed so I took it up and put it up on the sweet pea bed. I just need three stakes for the sweet peas and runners now.
I put up the posts for the Cobra French beans next. I might start putting up the bean poles so that I can get into the shed where they are stored. The other shed is getting a little full because I emptied a storage dustbin and put it over the rhubarb to force it a bit.
Various people came to pass the day and that meant that I got a lot less done than I wanted. Bit cold for standing about chatting Tone.