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wet winter

Feb 7th 2014, 03:56


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Hi bunty,I'm from the other side of wales(east) and the ground is saturated. most of our good seed suppliers have the usual potatoes seed,onion,challot but not even the toughest of allotmentiers havent even done a stitch.is it the same over your side.p.s be gentle its my first time
Feb 7th 2014, 15:06


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A ditch and drainage on the uphill side of my plot made all the difference some years ago, and years of adding compost/manure, grit and limestone to very poor beginnings has created a good crumbly soil which I can work whenever the rain stops. I mulched all available areas in the autumn before the rains began which has helped, and most of the sowing work this month will be in the polytunnel, propagator or cold frame. Hopefully by the end of the month it will have dried up a bit. Usually by April and May, we are crying out for rain!