As the weather has been much kinder over the last week, or so, I spent another couple of hours down the allotment, just tidying things up in preparation. Next Tuesday I'll be sowing some seeds outdoors; parsnips, carrots and some raddish.
The sharp eyed may have noticed they are all root veg. I had them pencilled in for sowing in early March and it just so happens the current moon phase is ideal for root crops. The moon is currently 'waning' - basically getting smaller, until the new moon on the 12th.
I don't pretend to know an awful lot about moon planting, but for those that are interested, THIS PAGE is quite informative.
One final job was to carefully hoe around the garlic. Bearing in mind some of the garlic bed was under standing water earlier this year, the bulbs appear to have survived pretty well.
Hopefully the weather will continue to be kind to allow next week's seed sowing. I also have some strawberries to go in and I'll post again once they're in.