First we moved the last panels from the old shed out to the track ready for transporting it to the tip.
Then we moved the stack of slabs from where I want to plant the plum tree I have growing in a pot in my back garden.
Then, while he dug over the ground I planted broad bean plants and sprouted seeds to follow on from those set out in the autumn. Germination was patchy so in one double row I have about a dozen plants of 'Sutton', a few plants of 'Express' and the rest of the row is sprouted seeds of 'Express'. That way I should get some progression in the harvest. It is the first time I have tried sowing sprouted seeds and I hope they get away and grow before the mice find and feast on them!
My grandson then dug over the ground for me to plant my first row of potatoes. I am trying Pentland Javelin, a favourite amongst many Roeshot tenants, but they have hardly sprouted despite being chitted ever since I collected them from the Trading Hut.
I gave both potatoes and beans a light scattering of slug bait as I have come across so many slugs and snails in the last few weeks.
Finally my grandson dug over the patch ready for the planting the plum tree.
We then harvested some crops.
I was pleased to see lovely creamy cauliflower heads emerging from the greenery and cut one to bring home.
We lifted the last of the parsnips as they are beginning resprout. That gives us a mountain of parsnips to make into soup and crisps - unless someone can offer me an alternative way of using them!
I picked a bunch of purple sprouting broccoli (enough for several meals) and, while in the brassica cage, I picked the brussel tops.
Finally I dug up most of my row of celeriac as many of them were rotting or unusable. However, I did get two good roots to enjoy at home.