Minus two at night and just about five in the day means it has been pretty bitter. The greenhouse, however, is holding up well since I squirted foam into the gaps. The minimum inside was around five and maximum around twelve. I’m keeping the paraffin heater on half in the day and full at night so a restocking trip to the allotment sales hut on Sunday morning seems to be coming,
No change to the Siberian cold on the weather maps but at least it isn’t raining!
The brassicas in their modules seem to be doing well and the remaining seedlings are about ready to move on into modules. The best of these will get moved into 5″ pots and hardened off when they cramp the cells.
Down to the plot in the afternoon for some healthy exercise and respite from the computer. Dug over about 12 square yards of the top patch on plot 5. This area has been well worked and I was rather surprised how compacted the soil was.
Apart from a not unpleasant ache in my shoulders, my back seems to be holding up. The sciatica hasn’t returned, thank goodness.
No sign of my pal the robin today. Quite missed him sitting on my spade when I take a minute. There were a couple of other plotholders on though, Nice to see Steve from plot 2. I keep seeing he has been down but haven’t caught up with him for ages.
The new chap is making a good start on what was the gardener’s plot. Professional gardeners don’t seem to make good allotmenteers. Shoemakers children, I think.
Must try to remember to book the Merry Tiller in for a service,